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Artifact Collecting

Laws passed in 1992 make it illegal to dig, disturb, or harm an archaeological site without the written permission of the landowner. Anyone who intends to dig on a site with the permission of the landowner must notify the Department of Natural Resources before the dig begins.

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Artifact Collecting and the Law in Georgia
What's Legal and What's Not


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Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns
c/o Historic Preservation Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2610 GA Hwy 155, SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Telephone: 770.389.7864
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