This study examined the extent to which construction contracts address the discovery of archaelogical artifacts and sites. The study determined the types of provisions that were included in construction contracts and gives information about experiences related to the discovery of artifacts during construction. The inclusion of construction contract provisions addressing the discovery of cultural resources has become commonplace for federal and state agencies and many owner agencies. The importance of including construction contract provisions regarding the discovery of cultural resources is demonstrated by the high number of discoveries that occur during construction, many of which have been regarded as significant. Carefully conducted preconstruction surveys as well as thorough provisions for the event of unearthing artifacts after commencement of work on site, are very important. Points that should be covered by such provisions are listed.

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  • Accession Number: 00605183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM