Most state and federal agencies in Utah require a State Project Number be assigned to a project prior to on-the-ground work being started. This is a statewide, cross-agency number that helps State History, and our partners, manage and track archaeological reports generated by fieldwork in Utah.
**** Important: Project numbers will only be assigned to projects led by an individual with a PLPCO archaeological permit. Read more here.
Project Numbers are obtained prior to fieldwork and can be received by contacting the Archaeology Records staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following pertinent information will be required:
- Organization name
- Project title (or we prefer the report title if known at the time)
- Principal investigator’s name (including PLPCO permit number)
- Field supervisor’s name
- Counties involved
- Landowner status (e.g. private; state; BLM; county; etc).
Project numbers are assigned to the following:
- Archaeological surveys (class II and III)
- Monitoring projects with discoveries.
- Excavations or testing.
- Site recordings where a report is generated.
Project numbers are not assigned to the following:
- Class I literature searches
- Monitoring projects without discoveries.
- Site recordings where a report is not generated.
New project numbers must be requested for addendum reports. This assures we know whether an addendum does or should exist for an existing report.