Archaeology

First Nations

  • (November 16, 2009) The Provincial Archaeological Report Library is now online. If you are a current RAAD user you will be receiving an email from the Branch outlining access requirements. Read more >>

    Provincial Archaeological Report Library Logon for users with authorized access.

  • Resources
    The Archaeology Branch has a number of resources for First Nations including tools to access and load site data into the archaeological site database, email request forms for archaeological site records and information on heritage agreements with First Nations.
  • RAAD (Remote Access to Archaeological Data) Logon
    Direct Access to the RAAD application.
    Starting November 17, 2008, RAAD access will require a Business BCeID for all users outside the BC Provincial Government. As a current user, you may be accessing RAAD with a Basic BCeID and will be unable to access RAAD on November 17th if you don't convert to a Business BCeID. Please see the instructions on how to determine if you have a Business BCeID, and how to convert to a Business BCeID.
  • RAAD Metadata
    Documentation concerning archaeological data managed within the RAAD application.
  • Apply for RAAD Access
    Please ensure that you apply for a Business BCeID in keeping with the instructions outlined at this link. RAAD will only accept this type of BCeID for authentication purposes starting on November 17, 2008.
  • BC Archaeological Data Request Form
  • Accessing Archaeological Data
    Policy and methods of accessing archaeological site information.
  • Permits and Permitting
    Under the Heritage Conservation Act, permits are required to inspect or alter an archaeological site.
  • Legislation, Agreements, Policies, Guidelines and Bulletins
    Links to the Heritage Conservation Act and associated agreements and policies.
    Links to the impact assessment, inventory and site form guidelines.
    Bulletins supplementing policies and guidelines.
  • Forms and Form Guidelines
    Links to the Data Request Form, Permit Application Forms and Inventory Site Forms.
  • Conducting Impact Assessments
    Introduction and link to the British Columbia Impact Assessment Guidelines.
  • Public Education Initiative – Archaeology in the Schools Program
    A guide to delivering presentations about archaeology to elementary school students in grades 2-5.