Cultural Resources Management Services

As of Friday, 27 March 2020, all Arizona State Museum staff are under self-quarantine for COVID-19. Staff in the Permits Office, Archaeological Records Office, Repository, and Repatriation Office are prepared to do as much work as possible from home, but our services will be limited and there may be delays. For the period of 3/27-4/10/2020, all quote requests with expedites, requests for new ASM site numbers, and value-added services will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Please bear with us during this difficult time and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

    Pursuant to the Arizona Antiquities Act (AAA; A.R.S. § 41-841 et seq.), the Arizona State Museum (ASM) administers the preservation of archaeological and paleontological discoveries on state lands in Arizona. State land is defined as land owned or controlled by the State of Arizona or by any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the State of Arizona, including any county or municipal corporation. 

    Among ASM's state-mandated responsibilities:

    • ASM maintains site records in the Archaeological Records Office (ARO), curates archaeological collections in the Archaeological Repository, and project reports and records in ASM's library and archives under terms of the Arizona Antiquities Act.
    • ASM's Permits Office issues permits for archaeological and paleontological surveys and excavations conducted on state land.
    • ASM's State Repatriation Office oversees the discovery and repatriation of human remains discovered on state (A.R.S. § 41-844) and private (A.R.S. § 41-865) land in Arizona.

    The Cultural Resources Management Services web pages provide information on all aspects of the museum's state-mandated responsibilities and provides access to electronic documents, forms, and hyperlinks to key references. All service requests must be through the ASM Request Quote for Services website found at:

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