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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 17. Libraries And Cultural Resources
Agency 5. Board of Historic Resources
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing Permits for the Archaeological Removal of Human Remains
3/1/2024

17VAC5-20-20. Applicability.

This chapter shall apply to any person who conducts any field investigation involving the removal of human remains or associated artifacts from any unmarked burial on an archaeological site; no change in the burial laws of the Commonwealth is intended. This chapter also applies if archaeological investigations are undertaken as part of a court-approved removal of a cemetery.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-2202 and 10.1-2300 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR390-01-02 § 2, eff. August 14, 1991.

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