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  • Lani Hansen

UKB taking names for heritage protection class

TAHLEQUAH – Registration for an Archaeological Violation Investigation Class sponsored by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is open to interested individuals until September 14.

The class will be held at the UKB Education Department building October 16-18 and provides training towards the investigation and prosecution of archaeological crimes.

Law enforcement officers and archaeologists employed by tribal, federal, state and local government agencies or prosecuting attorneys are encouraged to apply by contacting Sheila Bird at 918-207-7182 or

Tuition for the class is $600 and will be conducted by Northland Research, Inc.’s Heritage Protection and Emergency Management team. It covers a variety of topics including the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and related statutes, as well as archaeological crime scene investigations, damage assessments and violation case studies.

Instructors for the course include HPEM Investigator David Griffel and Forensic Archaeologists Brent Kober and Martin McCallister.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will also participate in an archaeological crime scene exercise where they must investigate a mock scene and assess field damage.

For more information, please click here or contact Sheila Bird.



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