Archaeological Site Recording Standards



  1. This policy was adopted by the B.C. Association of Professional Consulting Archaeologists at a general meeting on April 17, 1999.
  2. The intent of this policy is to clarify operational standards regarding archaeological site recording.



  1. This policy shall apply to all members of the Society.
  2. This policy shall apply whenever members provide professional services.



  1. Members shall complete and submit to the Archaeology Branch, B.C. Archaeological Site Inventory Forms describing any identified cultural materials and/or features which fall into one or more of the following categories:

  1. cultural materials and features protected under the Heritage Conservation Act;
  2. human remains and any cultural materials and/or features associated with human remains;
  3. "Significant" cultural materials and features which are more than 50 years old. Cultural materials and features are considered to be significant when they meet the Criteria for Post-1846 Site Evaluation (British Columbia Archaeological Impact Assessment Guidelines Archaeology Branch 1998) attached as Appendix A or the National Register criteria (National Park Service) attached as Appendix B.

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