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For Government

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.

For Professional Archaeologists

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.


For the Public

The state archaeologist is the chief public contact for archaeology in Minnesota. Learn more about the world of Minnesota archaeology and how the state archaeologist serves the people of Minnesota.


For Educators

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.
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OSA Portal

The OSA Portal allows the public, land managers, and professional archaeologists to access various levels of information relating to Minnesota’s recorded archaeological sites.

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Project Review

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.

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