ERIC Number: ED329485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Archaeology in the National Historic Landmarks Program. Technical Brief No. 3, December 1988.
Grumet, Robert S.
The National Park Service's National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program plays a major role in preserving nationally significant cultural resources. National Historic Landmark designation increases public awareness of archaeology by highlighting the importance of the most significant prehistoric and historic archaeological resources. By disseminating information on threats to archaeological NHL's, the program draws attention to the worst problems confronting the finest sites. By sponsoring study of nationally significant archaeological resources, the NHL Program helps citizens better understand the past. And by increasing the number of archaeological NHLS, the Program publicizes the benefits and limitations of current laws and statutes meant to protect U.S. archaeological heritage. This publication explains the NHL Program; the process by which NHLS are identified, nominated, and designated; defines the major issues involving NHL prehistoric and historic archaeological resources; and shows how the NHL Program can help to meet the challenge confronting the national archaeological heritage. Several photographs of NHL sites are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Ancient History, Archaeology, Federal Government, Higher Education, Legislation, Preservation, Public Agencies, Research
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Archaeological Assistance Division, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Department of the Interior; Legislative History; National Historic Landmarks Program; National Park Service