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British Columbia Archaeology - 1960-2016

British Columbia Archaeology Permit Totals

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BC Archaeology Permits Total
Data Source: BC Government

British Columbia Archaeology Permit Types

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BC Archaeology Permit Types
Data Source: BC Government

British Columbia Inspection Permits

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BC Archaeology Inspection Permits
Data Source BC Government
The purpose of a heritage inspection is to assess the archaeological significance of land or other property. In this regard, the inspection determines the presence of archaeological sites which warrant protection, or are already protected, under the Heritage Conservation Act. BC Archaeology Branch
A heritage investigation is undertaken in order to recover information which might otherwise be lost as a result of site alteration or destruction. BC Archaeology Branch

 

British Columbia Investigation Permits

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BC Archaeology Investigation Permits
Data Source BC Government

British Columbia Alteration Permits

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BC Archaeology Alteration Permits
Data Source BC Government
The site alteration permit authorizes the removal of residual archaeological deposits once the inspection and investigation are completed. BC Archaeology Branch

 

Heritage inspections and investigations ordered by the minister responsible for heritage under s14(4) of the Heritage Conservation Act

Forestry Activities - 5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the minister responsible for the Forest Act by order may identify one or more of the following as resource features in relation to a specified area: (e) a cultural heritage resource that is the focus of a traditional use by an aboriginal people and that is not regulated by the Heritage Conservation Act B.C. Reg. 582/2004

British Columbia Ministerial Orders

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BC Archaeology Ministerial Orders
Data Source BC Government

British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission Alteration Permits

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British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission Alteration Permits
Data Source BC Government

 

Same as Alteration Permit listed above but administered by the BC Oil and Gas Commission instead of the BC Archaeology Branch

 

British Columbia Archaeology Permit Table

Year Inspections Investigations Alterations Ministerial Orders Oil and Gas Commission Alteration Total Permits
1960 2
1961 7
1962 4
1963 2
1964 3
1965 2
1966 4
1967 7
1968 19
1969 29
1970 24
1971 49
1972 42
1973 37
1974 34
1975 22
1976 23
1977 37
1978 29
1979 37
1980 27
1981 38
1982 33
1983 46
1984 41
1985 28
1986 33
1987 48
1988 100
1989 121
1990 142
1991 127
1992 133
1993 152
1994 165
1995 246 28 1 275
1996 250 25 29 304
1997 269 23 55 347
1998 271 18 66 355
1999 313 23 64 400
2000 291 20 92 403
2001 304 15 91 410
2002 288 26 90 404
2003 265 13 140 418
2004 303 18 119 440
2005 337 25 127 489
2006 300 15 135 450
2007 295 19 132 446
2008 340 13 136 489
2009 275 15 125 415
2010 295 17 140 452
2011 245 12 126 0 0 398
2012 260 11 138 0 7 416
2013 187 15 104 31 15 352
2014 203 8 127 6 5 349
2015 181 11 145 0 11 348
2016 219 15 173 0 17 424