The Office of Archaeological Research (OAR) maintains the Alabama State Site File and Report Archives for all archaeological sites and Section 106 reports in the state of Alabama. Hard copies of site forms, topographic maps and Section 106 reports, as well as other pertinent archaeological literature are housed at OAR reference room, located at Moundville Archaeological Park.
The guidelines set forth by the Secretary of Interior and the Alabama Historical Commission require a review of these documents (background search) as part of the Section 106 process. Researchers are welcome to review these documents by appointment, or contact OAR staff for assistance. CRM firms and government agencies may also subscribe to our web-based version of the Alabama State Site File, and the accompanying Phase I Survey website, an interactive map site that contains the majority of Phase I surveys conducted in the state and links to the associated reports.