Archaeological Records Office

The Archaeological Records Office (ARO) is the official, and only, repository for archaeological survey records and site information generated during Arizona Antiquities Act Blanket-permitted work conducted on state lands. The ARO also accepts records from other land jurisdictions under Records Management and Repository Agreements.

State lands means lands owned or controlled by the State of Arizona or by any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the State of Arizona, including any county or municipal corporation.

Professional archaeologists can research ARO records by appointment Tuesdays through Thursdays. Alternatively, professional archaeologists can request that Arizona State Museum staff research ARO records by completing and submitting this request form.

Nonprofessional archaeologists can request ARO records research by completing and submitting this request form. Results of this research are provided in a Cultural Resources Summary Letter.