#85 Shovelbums Guide Part 12.3: Massachusetts to New Jersey

States that have digital site records, and states that don't.

The introduction to this post is in #82.

For quick reference states that have online searchable records are in bold and are underlined.

#83: Alabama to Georgia

#84: Hawai'i to Maryland

#86: New Mexico to South Carolina

#87: South Dakota to Wyoming

  •  Massachusetts
    • No Archaeological site data.
    • Some information can be found, mostly about structures, on the MACRIS website.
  • Michigan
    • No digital records available online.  They do have digital records at the State Offices, however.  See below.
    • According to the Michigan Archaeological Society website, http://www.miarch.org/site-recording.html :
      • “The Office of the State Archaeologist maintains a listing of archaeological sites in the state of Michigan.”
      • “...site locations provided to the Office of the State Archaeologist are not available to the general public and are only given out on a ‘need to know’ basis to researchers and archaeological consultants.
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
    • No digital records available online.
    • Mississippi Department of Archives & History (MDAH)
      • http://mdah.state.ms.us/hpres/archaeology.php
      • “The department’s archaeological records are available for research to archaeological consultants in the Archaeological Search Room...access to the Archaeological Search Room will be made available by appointment only.”
    • UPDATE (9.27.12)
      • Mississippi does have an online database but according to a commenter on LinkedIn the database is clumsy and not accurate.  Many sites are missing and it's not very useful right now.  I'm working on finding information as to how to access this site.
  • Missouri
    • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
      • Archaeology Data Viewer
        • Login
        • Fees
          • Free
        • “The Archaeology Viewer allows those doing preliminary archaeological background research to view site and survey data in the database.”
        • “The Archaeology Editor allows those doing archaeological projects to input their own site and survey data into the database via any high-speed Web connection.”
  • Montana
    • No digital records available online.
    • There is the CRIS, the Cultural Resource Information System
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
    • No digital records available online.
    • The state has a GIS Pilot Project taking place in two counties.  I don’t understand why each state has to re-invent the wheel every time they want to do something.  It’s already been done.  Copy someone else.