State Statutes

Arizona State Statutes

The Arizona State Museum (ASM) preserves archaeological resources and is enabled by:

The ASM administers four state statutes in the Arizona Antiquities Act (A.R.S. §41-841 et seq.) related to state lands and one state statute (A.R.S. §41-865) related to private lands: 

The statutes above are implemented through rules published in the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, Chapter 8:

Cultural resource violations in state statutes:

ASM's ability to preserve the confidentiality of archaeological sites information is enabled by:

  • A.R.S. § 39-125 - Information relating to location of archaeological discoveries and places or objects included or eligible for inclusion on the Arizona register of historic places; confidentiality 

The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office administers the State Historic Preservation Act.