Definitions of Terms
of a significant event, a prehistoric or historic occupation or
activity, or a building or structure, whether standing, ruined, or
vanished, where the location itself possesses historic, cultural, or
archaeological value regardless of the value of any existing structure.
||Those constructions created principally to shelter any form of human activity, or a historically and functionally related unit.
||Those functional constructions made usually for purposes other than creating human shelter.
constructions that are primarily artistic in nature or are relatively
small in scale and simply constructed. Although it may be, by nature or
design, movable, an object is associated with a specific setting or
concentration, linkage, or continuity of sites, buildings, structures,
or objects united historically or aesthetically by plan or physical
||A geographical area
that historically has been used by people, or shaped or modified by
human activity, occupancy, significant concentration, linkage, or
intervention, and that possesses a continuity of areas of land use,
vegetation, buildings and structures, roads, and waterways, and natural
features. National Register Bulletin 30 (,p.1-2).
Definition of terms (except landscape) excerpted from Instructions for Recording Historical Resources Office of Historic Preservation, January 1995.
- Reference library
- Over 10,000 records of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites
- More than 10,000 historic resource studies
- Computerized archaeological study report bibliography and site database
- Hundreds of USGS topographic maps, plotted with archaeological site and study locations
- Reference library
- More than 10,000 historic resources inventory records
- National Register Nomination records
- California Registered State Historical Landmarks records
- Points of Historic Interest records
- California Inventory of Historic State and Local bridges
- Historic maps
- General Land Office survey plats
- Bureau of Land Management mineral and mining survey plats