Tribal Archaeology Program
As a part of the Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation Department, the Tribal Archaeology Program proactively conducts archaeological survey to locate, document, and physically protect sites within the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Sites ranging from 1950s homesteads to Native American camp sites dating back 10,000 years, have been surveyed and recorded by Program staff. The Program also responds to reports of archaeological site-vandalism and grave desecration.
To report an archaeological site, site vandalism or looting, or for more information about Choctaw history and traditional lifeways, please contact Dr. Ian Thompson at 1-800-522-6170 ext. 2216, firstname.lastname@example.org