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Identification & Evaluation

Fundamental to making informed preservation decisions is a cultural resource survey to help you identify and inventory historic properties.

To use SHPO files, please email DataRequestSHPO@state.mn.us.

Minnesota Statewide Inventory

SHPO files on Minnesota's standing structures and prehistoric and historic archaeological sites cover all 87 counties.

Historic and Architectural Survey Manual

This essential tool helps you conduct a survey of your community's cultural resources (PDF)

Archaeology Survey Manual

Learn procedures for conducting an archaeological project in Minnesota

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