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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Help preserve Indiana's archaeological treasures! Help preserve Indiana's archaeological treasures!

Archeology Preservation Trust Fund

Help preserve Indiana's archaeological treasures - Donate to the Archeology Preservation Trust Fund.

Artifacts, burial objects or human remains are items of archaeological significance still buried in Indiana soil. Ofteartifactsn times, homeowners stumble upon them when making improvements to their property. The Archeology Preservation Trust Fund was created to help preserve these archaeological finds. 

After discovery of an item, the law requires that work be stopped to comply with DHPA-approved plans to excavate or secure the site from more disturbance. Sometimes, the work takes time and involves costs to the homeowner. Donations to the Archeology Preservation Trust Fund helps owners to carry out those plans and ensure that discoveries are properly secured.

You can help Indiana preserve it's archaeological history by donating to the Archeology Preservation Trust Fund.

Make your donation today by completing the form here (Form # 54367) and sending a check or money order to:

Archeology Preservation Trust Fund
Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
402 West Washington Street, Room W274
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739

For more information, contact the DHPA via email or by phone at (317) 232-1646.