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Office of the State Archaeologist
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Function: The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) is charged with sponsoring, conducting and directing research into the prehistoric and historic archaeology of Minnesota; protecting and preserving archaeological sites and objects; disseminating archaeological information through the publication of reports and articles; identifying, authenticating and protecting human burial sites; reviewing and licensing archaeological fieldwork conducted within the state; and enforcing provisions of MN Statutes 138.31-138.42 and 307.08.
Active dates:1963 -
Established in 1963, the state archaeologist is a professional archaeologist appointed by the board of the Minnesota Historical society for a four-year term.
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