Archaeological Records Management Section

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (posted 1/13/2016)

Notice is hereby given that the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), in conjunction with the Secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is proposing to repeal 4.51.5 NMAC and replace it with a new rule, 4.10.19 NMAC. DCA is promulgating the proposed rule pursuant to Section 18-6-8 NMSA 1978. The proposed rule sets forth requirements for accessing the statewide historic and prehistoric databases and an archive maintained by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) and establishes fees to cover the costs of using the databases and archives.

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The mission of the Archaeological Records Management Section (ARMS) is to house, maintain, and protect all records of archaeological investigation in the State of New Mexico. ARMS is also responsible for protecting the security of that collective information, while providing access to the same to qualified users. 

ARMS administers the newly-enhanced New Mexico Cultural Resources Information System, the largest automated cultural resources database in the United States. 

ARMS administers the newly-enhanced New Mexico Cultural Resources Information System (NMCRIS), the largest automated cultural resources database in the United States.

NMCRIS provides tabular and geospatial information to qualified users regarding cultural resources investigations, archaeological sites, historic structures, and state and national register properties.

ARMS is supported by federal and state agencies through Data Sharing Agreements and by user fees from Cultural Resource Management contractors working for private industry.  University partnerships provide scholars access to the massive research potential of NMCRIS and the paper records stored at ARMS.

NMCRIS Users Guide

The NMCRIS Users guide, which provides guidelines for submitting archaeological and architectural records was updated in November 2013. Download the User's Guide

 

Contact

Program Manager
Derek Pierce
derek.pierce@state.nm.us
505.476.1287
fax: 505.476.1320
Mailing Address
MNM/ARMS
PO Box 2087
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
Street Address
Laboratory of Anthropology
708 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87501