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    Indiana DNR Archaeology site

    The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology promotes the conservation of Indiana's cultural resources through public education efforts, financial incentives including several grant and tax credit programs, and the administration of state and federally mandated legislation.

    The Division facilitates state and federal preservation programs and is the staff of the State Historic Preservation Officer.

    Website here:
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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    Archaeological Legacy Institute

    Great source for audio and video from the interested public for the interested public:

    From their website:

    "Why We Were Founded

    Archaeological Legacy Institute (ALI) is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt (501[c][3]), research and education corporation registered in Oregon in 1999. Recognizing that the archaeological record is the legacy of all human beings and dedicated to bringing the benefits of archaeology to a wider constituency, ALI was founded to address a number of critical issues now facing archaeology and its potential beneficiaries:

    Damage to archaeological sites is taking place at an alarming rate, but support for preservation programs could be enhanced through the use of modern communications technology to increase public awareness that their archaeological legacy is seriously endangered.

    Despite many millions of public and private dollars spent annually, the poor availability of project reports (the "gray literature"), written mainly to satisfy minimum government requirements, inhibits both research progress and popular support for archaeology.

    Too little is written for an information-hungry public by professionals, who receive few incentives for such activity.

    Interested and normally honest lay people, far more numerous than professional archaeologists, often have extensive knowledge of archaeological sites and artifacts that they will not share with professionals for fear of being accused of misdeeds.

    Media news items, seldom prepared by archaeologists themselves (who are busy doing research, teaching, or meeting clients' needs), are frequently shallow, inaccurate, and incomplete.

    Indigenous peoples, whose past is often the subject of archaeological study, and despite decades of objection, still have too little voice in conduct of research, share too few of its benefits, and consequently often do not support studies that could improve knowledge and appreciation for their cultural heritage.

    School curricula that could employ archaeological knowledge to help inform future adults about their place in history and relations with other peoples typically offer only cursory coverage of archaeology, which is fun and informative about very important issues, but so far is seldom used as an educational tool.

    Archaeological research itself, particularly in the area of fieldwork, is still largely conducted in habitual and inefficient ways that would be greatly improved by the focused application of modern technologies that could significantly reduce research costs."
    Rhode Island


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      NPS Earliest Americans Theme Study

      Very good resource for information on Paleo sites located on public lands. Links to the regional Paleo information from this National Park Service website have also been posted in the General Typology category.
      Rhode Island


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        Archaeology Southwest

        Great resource for the prehistoric archaeology of the Desert Southwest.

        Extensive video lecture archive:

        Our Mission

        Archaeology Southwest is a private 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

        For three decades, Archaeology Southwest has practiced a holistic, conservation-based approach to exploring the places of the past. We call this Preservation Archaeology. By exploring what makes a place special, sharing this knowledge in innovative ways, and enacting flexible site protection strategies, we foster meaningful connections to the past and respectfully safeguard its irreplaceable resources.

        Come along as we learn more about how people lived in these arid environments, how and why cultures changed through time, and what has endured.

        Support our low-impact investigations, which rely on existing archaeological data and minimal or no excavation at sites that aren’t threatened right now.

        Experience the sights and sounds of the past as never before through our innovative online exhibits.

        Connect with the latest research and news in southwestern archaeology through our website, newsletters, and award-winning quarterly magazine.

        Help us protect archaeological sites and cultural landscapes throughout the Southwest by supporting our powerful conservation toolkit, advocacy initiatives, and community and institutional partnerships.

        We are making a difference. By looking forward and acting now, we are achieving protections and creating meaningful connections between people and history that will benefit generations to come.

        Join us today. We’re making a difference—and you can, too.
        Rhode Island