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Archaeology Records

NEW! Submitting Shapes for Smiths
How to receive site numbers
New standards starting April 1st, 2016! See the instructions on how to submit shape files for Smithsonian Trinomials for archaeological sites.

Encoding forms are time warping into the 21st Century! Use our templates to send us your IMACS encoding data in a simple and easy way.

About Archaeology Records
The Antiquities Section manages the archaeological records for the state of Utah and its partners. Read more about the services we provide and what we can do to help you with your research or next project.

How to Complete an Archaeological Literature Search
Archaeological records are protected by state and federal law and can only be accessed by qualified archaeological personnel.

Archaeological Linear Sites Records Information
Recommendations on compliance made by the Utah Professional Archaeological Council and endorsed by SHPO.

How to Receive an IMACS Code
Each archaeological firm submitting archaeological reports in Utah should receive an IMACS Survey Organization Code.

IMACS Manual
An invaluable resource for archaeologists working in Utah.

Archaeology permits
Archaeological surveys and excavations on state lands must be completed under the supervision of a principal investigator permitted by the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO).

Archaeological Site Form Photo Submission Standards 
The Antiquities Section of State History will accept electronic submissions of report and site forms, including photographs under certain pre-arranged conditions.

How to receive Utah state archaeological project numbers
Most archaeological work completed in Utah requires an Archaeological Project Number to help manage and track reports generated by fieldwork in Utah.

Paper Record Submissions FAQ: Archaeological Site Forms
Information concerning submission of archaeological site forms can be found here.

Paper Record Submissions FAQ: Archaeological Reports
Information concerning submission of archaeological reports can be found here.

Utah Professional Archaeological Council
The Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) was established in May 1982 to maintain and promote the goals of professional archaeology in the state of Utah. Please note: Clicking this link will take out of the State History web site.

Museums and curation facilities
A list of museums and curation facilities where you can seek assistance with objects you have  found in Utah.

Preservation Pro
Preservation Pro is State History’s cultural resource data management system. Information and updates can be found here. Need more information on Preservation Pro? Read the FAQ.