Arizona Archaeological Site and Survey Database
AZSITE Online Payments
Any ground-disturbing activity on state land, such as archaeological research
or commercial development can result in the destruction of Arizona's cultural
resources. Under the Arizona Antiquities Act, ground-disturbing activities on
state land must be preceded by a survey and identification of any physical evidence
of past human activity.
Under this same law, the Arizona State Museum has a responsibility to help
protect the cultural resources on state land. Through a system of archaeological
permits management and documentation of the survey activities, the Museum preserves
a record of what may be changed or destroyed by present and future activities
on state land.
The records generated by these activities are archived at the Arizona State
Museum. In addition to archiving site cards, maps, reports, and field notes, the
Arizona State Museum records site and survey data, and indexes the other archived
materials in a relational database, AZSITE.
AZSITE is used by land managers, archaeologists, and a variety of scholars
as an archaeological research and resource management tool. Records are available
to qualified archaeologists and land managers at the Museum or online.
AZSITE has now gone mainstream with AZSITE Public (more information). While the new, publicly accessible portal does require users to register and generate a username and password, there are no restrictions on who can register.