SAA Archaeological Site Etiquette

If you hear an archaeologist talk about site etiquette, it means following guidelines that respect fragile archaeological sites and save the past for the future.

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Think about what you leave behind

Image reads: Think about what you leave behind. Leaving your own materials at archaeological sites could spoil the experience for others. Trash, food, and campfires can contaminate sites, making it harder to learn about the past. Learn more by contacting your State Historic Preservation Office or the Society for American Archaeology.

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