Construction and site work, whenever undertaken, carries the possibility of disturbing archaeological and cultural artifacts. These artifacts may be of considerable historical or cultural value. Thus, it is reasonable to conduct an evaluation whenever construction activities are likely to disturb such artifacts. However, disrupting construction activities can be costly and difficult to accomplish without the appropriate language in the construction contract. Also, the proper language is needed to minimize the chance that litigation will accompany discoveries of artifacts. This article reports on some current policies and practices of various agencies concerning the discovery of cultural artifacts during construction and outlines specific recommended contract provisions aimed at preserving any valuable artifacts.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Hinze, J
    • Antal, T
  • Publication Date: 1989-10

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 70-73
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00488691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1989 12:00AM