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The Utah Professional Archaeological Council is a non-profit organization that was established in May 1982 to maintain and promote the goals of professional archaeology in the state of Utah.


UPAC goals are to: 

  • Establish and promote high standards of archaeological research, reporting, and management.

  • Establish and promote a mechanism to represent professional archaeological interests in political and public forums.

  • Establish and promote a mechanism for communication within the archaeological community.

  • Establish and promote a mechanism for arbitrating disputes within the archaeological community.

  • Promote public education and interest in the fields of archaeology and cultural resource management.

  • Provide advice to the State, Federal and other regulatory agency archaeologists upon request or as deemed appropriate.

  • Promote our concern with the archaeology of Utah.

  • Publish and encourage the publication of archaeological research.

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