The Office of the State Archaeologist is one of many governmental organizations with a role to play in protecting Minnesota's archaeological resources. Discover all the roles, responsibilities, and procedures here.
Minnesota's archaeological professionals work in close cooperation with the state archaeologist. Read about professional obligations and survey requirements, apply for a license, access research, and more.
Included in the state archaeologist's role is an obligation to promote archaeological education. Explore educational resources for students, teachers, and all those who wish to learn about Minnesota archaeology.
The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) reviews development projects that might impact archaeological sites or cemeteries. For more information on the review process and to access our Review Request form, visit our “Project Reviews" page.