According to NRS 383.021 and the National Historic Preservation Act Section 101 (C)(1)(c), the State Historic Preservation Office must keep an inventory of the state’s cultural resources to assist federal, state and local agencies in planning projects as to avoid impacts to important cultural resources.
The Nevada Cultural Resource Information System (NVCRIS) is a collection of online GIS database services which contain recorded archaeological and architectural resources and inventories for the state.
For paper-based archaeological records, contact our two cultural resource archives.
Nevada State Museum
775-687-4810 xt. 228
Southern Counties (Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine)
Effective July 1, 2012, the Southern Nevada Archaeological Archive (SNAA), formerly housed at UNLV, is moving to a new host facility at the Desert Research Institute. Archive functions will be limited or unavailable intermittently during the weeks of July 2nd and July 9th. If a record search is required during this period please contact the new archive phone number at 702-862-5352, or Karyn de Dufour of the SHPO office for more information. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this period of transition. As the archive comes back in service, the following website should become active and contain all of the new archive details: http://www.dri.edu/dees-laboratories/4067-southern-nevada-archaeological-archive.