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ArchSite is operated by the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA), in partnership with Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and the Department of Conservation. NZAA is a registered charity with members in New Zealand and overseas.
ArchSite is an online database that contains information about recorded archaeological sites in New Zealand. ArchSite uses GIS (Geographic Information System) technology to manage and display information on maps. It is the national database of archaeological sites in New Zealand. The information is used for research, site management and protection. There are currently over 70,000 sites in ArchSite.
You can search for sites using our free public map viewer >
You can also request information about sites >
ArchSite contains site descriptions and information about the location, type and condition of sites. There may also be scanned historical site record forms, photographs and site plans for some sites, which are being progressively added to the system. There are different levels of access to ArchSite, subscribers pay an annual fee and must agree to abide by conditions of use.
Public users can see the public map viewer, but can’t change the scale or get access to any of the site reports or details about the sites. Access to this online viewer is free. You can obtain more detailed information on particular sites by contacting the ArchSite Co-ordinator, and there may be a charge for this.
This is the main type of access that subscribers have. Viewer users can see the map, zoom in and see all the sites and generate a summary or full site report. This licence has an annual access fee.
This enables Editors to do everything a Viewer user can, but also provides the ability to create a new site record, update a site record, upload a supporting document to a site record and generate a full site report. This licence has also has an annual fee.
This is an add-on option, available to Viewer and Editor users to enable access to spatial data (shapefiles). This licence has a fee (in addition to the Viewer or Editor user fee).
Please contact the ArchSite Coordinator for subscription costs to ArchSite and to apply for subscription.
To request site information contact the ArchSite Co-ordinator:
To update site records contact the Central Filekeeper:
To apply for access contact the ArchSite Co-ordinator
For enquiries regarding known or suspected archaeological sites on lands or waters administered by the Department of Conservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about NZAA contact visit the NZAA website
For information about the protection of archaeological sites and legal requirements visit the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga website
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