(a) No person
without a permit shall excavate, damage or otherwise alter or deface the
archaeological integrity or sacred importance of a designated state
archaeological preserve. Activities which continue existing uses and do not
involve further ground disturbance are not deemed to destroy, alter, disturb or
impair such sites.
(b) Any person
proposing any activity on property that has been designated a state
archaeological preserve shall file written notification of such proposed
activity with the Connecticut Historical Commission at least 60 days before
initiation of such activity. The notification must include a detailed
description of the proposed activity and a site plan showing its location in
relation to the designated site.
(c) The applicant shall have the burden of
proving that the proposed activity will not excavate, damage or otherwise alter
or deface the existing condition of the designated site. The Connecticut
Historical Commission reserves the right to deny any proposed
(d) No person shall
collect, gather or otherwise remove any artifact or other archaeological
material from a designated state archaeological preserve or conduct any
archaeological field investigations without securing a permit to do so from the
Connecticut Historical Commission in accordance with section
of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(e) The Connecticut Historical Commission, in
cooperation with the State Archaeologist, shall develop guidelines for the care
and use of state archaeological preserves.
(f) The Connecticut Historical Commission
shall revoke the designation from any site if it deems such site no longer
possesses archaeological significance.