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Cultural & Historic Resources

BLM Arizona's public lands contain a wealth of cultural resources that are important to our understanding of both recorded history and prehistory. These resources represent a priceless heritage which must be protected for future generations.

BLM Arizona manages some of the most significant and best preserved prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in the American Southwest.  These sites span the entire range of human occupation in the New World spanning from 13,000 years ago to the present. The human story etched on the landscapes of Arizona's public lands are diverse as Paleo-Indian mammoth kill sites, Archaic hunting camps, giant ground figures (intaglios), pueblo ruins, rock art, ghost towns, historic ranches, and numerous historic trails and wagon roads such as the Butterfield Overland Stage route.  Nineteen individual properties and Districts are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and one is a National Historic Landmark. More than 750,000 acres of Arizona public land have been inventoried for cultural resources and nearly 11,000 sites recorded.  Eighteen cultural properties are interpreted and developed for public visitation. 

Arizona Strip Field Office

Historic Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument

Historic Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Hassayampa Field Office

Historic Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Kingman Field Office

Historic Sites

Lake Havasu Field Office

Historic Site

Lower Sonoran Field Office

Historic Site

Prehistoric Site

Safford Field Office 

Historic Sites

Prehistoric Sites

Tucson Field Office

Historic Sites

Paleontology Sites

Yuma Field Office

Historic Sites

Prehistoric Sites


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