Office of State Archaeology
Please follow the links below for more information on reporting sites, obtaining permits, or requesting archaeological information:
To report an archaeological site – Site forms and instructions.
To apply for an excavation or collecting permit on Commonwealth lands – Required of all archaeological work on state, county, or municipal lands and all publically or privately owned caves.
To request information on previously recorded archaeological sites and project areas – Preliminary Records Review and Project Registration Site Checks are generally completed as part of the process of complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and coordinating with relevant agencies, including the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Officer.
Helpful Information and Links – A summary of Kentucky state laws affecting preservation and management of archaeological resources and links to other state agencies or information relevant to archaeology.
Staff and Contact Information – To contact a staff member or schedule a visit to the OSA site files and report library.