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Site Number Requests

Beginning April 1st, 2016 the Antiquities Section will require geospatial data (preferred) or a map and key associated attribute information accompany all requests for the assignment of archaeological site numbers.

This change is part of a continuing effort to maintain a comprehensive dataset and avoid duplicate recording.  We feel this is a better record keeping process than previously employed and is the standard required by most other western SHPOs.  Recent issues with duplicate site number recordings and long outstanding projects have spurred this need.

The geodatabase template provided below is the preferred data delivery method for a site number request.  Those not employing the template will be required to provide the following information in a similar shapefile or spreadsheet accompanying a digital map:

  • Temp number
  • Date recorded
  • Site class
  • Site type
  • State Project Number (no dashes, no landowner letter suffixes)
  • Recorded by
  • Site name (if appropriate)

Here’s notes from our presentation at the Consultant’s Meeting on 3/28/2016. Stay tuned! We’re hoping to do a how-to video!

Also available is a data dictionary based on the spreadsheet.

We feel the geodatabase should be straightforward for GIS users.  Please contact us with any questions.

Here is a spreadsheet template with descriptive information and example data for those not submitting geospatial data directly (less preferred).  This descriptive and example data should be deleted prior to submission.  This spreadsheet must be accompanied by a digital map or KMZ file. The digital map must be of sufficient scale to readily identify site boundary detail – at least 1:24,000 or larger (e.g. more detailed).

All site number requests should be submitted to

Please contact us with any further questions.