Erika Martin Seibert
John H. Sprinkle, Jr.
Photo Credit: Adolph Bandelier at Pecos National Historical
Park, New Mexico, in 1880. Photo taken by George C. Bennett, Museum
of New Mexico.
Table of Contents
What is Archeology?
What is an archeological property?
What is the purpose of the bulletin?
Archeology and the National Historic Preservation Act
Who can prepare nominations for archeological properties?
Who can determine the eligibility of archeological properties?
When should information be restricted from public access?
Using the National Register
What if an archeological property is nationally significant?
What other National Register bulletins may be helpful?
What other National Park Service guidance may be helpful?
II. Historic Contexts for Archeological
III. How are Archeological Properties
IV. Evaluating the Signficance
of Archeological Properties
National Register Criteria
Evaluating Properties in Context
The Importance of Small or Overlooked Sites
Evaluating Archeological Properties Under the Criteria
Criterion A: Event(s) and Broad Patterns of Events
Criterion B: Important Persons
Criterion C: Design, Construction, and Work of a Master
Criterion D: Information Potential
Important Information and Research Questions
Other Significance Considerations
Areas of Significance
Period of Significance
Architect or Builder
Aspects, or Qualities of Integrity
V. Preparing Documentation for
National Register Eligibility and Listing
Sites and Districts
Multiple Property Submissions
Archeological Districts: Contributing and Noncontributing Resources
Historic and Current Functions or Uses
Architectural Classification Materials
Narrative Statement of Significance
VI. Bibliographic References
Previous National Park Service Documentation
VII. Establishing Boundaries
and Geographic Information
Verbal Boundary Description
VIII. Maps and Photographs
Appendix 1 - Multiple Property
Submission Cover Documents Under Which Archeological Properties Have
Appendix 2 - Checklist for