Archaeological Repository

Arizona State Museum oversees the nation’s largest and busiest state-operated archaeological repository. The repository curates archaeological collections from state, federal, and private lands under repository service agreements.

Among its responsibilities, the archaeological repository oversees:

  • Issuance of ASM repository agreements.
  • Management, intake, and in-perpetuity curation for artifacts, cataloged objects, digital images, and project materials from monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects on state land in Arizona.

All requests for curation services from the ASM Repository start by using the ASM Request Quote for Services website found at: https://uavpr.arizona.edu/ASM/quoterequest. Please note that in addition to filling out the form on the quote request website, forms and additional backup documentation are required for all services. Links to forms, form instructions, and other guidance documents may be found here

Important Year-End Information

  • ASM's Mandated Programs Offices will be closed from 12/21/18 through 1/1/2019.
  • Expedited ASM services are generally unavailable between 11/23/2018 and 1/4/2019. Expedited service availability starts again on 1/7/2019.
  • Any ASM services for which the intent is to receive key deliverables by 12/21/2018 must be requested through the online quote site no later than midnight on 12/09/18.
  • Quotes must be approved, invoices paid, and key forms received before 12/12/18 to ensure processing happens before 2019.
  • Routine service schedules resume on 1/2/2019.
  • End of the year processing constraints and deadlines for burial agreements should be addressed directly to Cristin Lucas (lucasc@email.arizona.edu).
  • During university closure, 12/21/2018 through 1/2/2018, please continue to email Notification of Intent (NOI) forms to Christina Jenkins (cjenkins@email.arizona.edu). No acknowledgement or other approval of this notification is required for work to begin.
  • Report the discovery of human remains or intent to disturb human remains to Cristin Lucas (lucasc@email.arizona.edu) Please also phone the office at 520-626-0320.
  • Continue to report archaeological and paleontological discoveries to Shannon Twilling by email (twilling@email.arizona.edu) or by phone at 520-621-2096.