Managing some 35,000 archaeological sites on over 13.5 million acres of public lands in New Mexico is a daunting task. Fortunately, BLM has excellent partners who help us identify, record, and monitor cultural resources.
Learn more about our partners’ intriguing research projects and their dedicated efforts to watch for natural damage and vandalism at remote sites.
Did you know that Native New Mexicans have flourished here for thousands of years, leaving evidence of their camps, villages, and art on public lands? During the past four centuries, European explorers, soldiers, and settlers also made New Mexico their home.
Want to learn more about archaeology and history?
BLM New Mexico’s cultural resources management program is designed as a comprehensive system for identifying, planning the appropriate use of, and managing cultural resources on the public lands in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. Visitors can help us with this mission by treating cultural resources with respect.
BLM New Mexico Archaeologists
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