CHAPTER 194 - UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE - RELATING TO PROTECTION OF ABORIGINAL SITES AND PERMANENT PRESERVATION OF OBJECTS OF HISTORICAL OR ARCHAEOLOGICAL VALUE FOUND THEREON.

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11 OF VOLUME 39 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF ABORIGINAL SITES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 11 of Volume 39 of the Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 3 of the said Act, and by inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as Section 3.

"Section 3. All objects of historical or archaeological value or interest found on aboriginal sites owned or controlled by the State of Delaware must be deposited for permanent preservation in the Archaeological Museum of the University of Delaware, except when contrary to the provisions of Section 2, Chapter 11 of said Act."

Section 2. That Chapter 11 of Volume 39 of the Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 4 of the said Act, and by inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as Section 4.

"Section 4. That in order to protect and preserve archaeological and scientific information, matters and objects which are to be found on privately owned lands in the State of Delaware, it is a declaration and statement of Legislative intent that excavations on privately owned lands should be discouraged, except in accordance with and pursuant to the spirit and policy of this Act; and persons having knowledge of the location of aboriginal sites in Delaware, are hereby encouraged to communicate such information to the Curator of the Archaeological Museum of the University of Delaware."

Approved April 9, 1941.