The State Archaeology program within Montana SHPO encourages recognition and preservation of archaeological sites, and places of cultural importance to Indian peoples.
Under this goal, archaeological staff conduct archaeological and
traditional cultural properties consultation according to
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The state
archaeology program is also responsible for reviewing
Antiquities Permits for work on state lands.
In addition, as time allows we provide guidance and technical assistance to tribes and agencies, as well as the general public. The state archaeologist is the primary contact point for tribal consultation for the office, and SHPO staff offer assistance in preparation of National Register nominations for Traditional Cultural Properties and archaeological sites. We support heritage education projects through the Montana Historical Society education program and in the schools.
For further information contact Stan Wilmoth, Ph.D., State Archaeologist at (406) 444-7719 or E-mail to: email@example.com