In response to increasing concerns over the looting of cultural resources, including sites containing human remains and funerary objects, many states and tribes have enacted legislation and codes to protect burial sites. These laws and codes often require special treatment of burial sites and objects and many have penalties for failure to comply. This project is a compilation of existing state and tribal cultural resource laws and codes and we encourage you review, comment, and suggest additional information and web links.
Click on any state below to view available information on its State and Tribal Laws and Regulations. The information contained on this website is to provide you with basic information and is not a substitute for legal counsel.
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