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Mission Statement

The mission of the S.D. State Archaeological Research Center is to explore, preserve, and exhibit the archaeological record of South Dakota's human story for present and future generations


The Archaeological Research Center is a program of the South Dakota State Historical Society under the direction of the state archaeologist. It was established in 1974 and originally located in the W.H. Over Museum in Vermillion, S.D. In 1974 it was moved to Fort Meade, near Sturgis, and in 1987 it was relocated to its present quarters in Rapid City. The Center fulfills its mission through several programs:


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