(1) If a person who is conducting an archaeological investigation on public lands according to the provisions of ORS 390.235 or on private land with the owner’s written permission finds a sacred object or object of cultural patrimony, the person conducting the archaeological investigation shall notify in writing:
(a) The State Historic Preservation Officer; and
(b) The appropriate ethnic group, religious group or Indian tribe with which the object is associated.
(2) If a sacred object or object of cultural patrimony is recovered on any land, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall assist the appropriate group to repossess the object.
(3) This section does not apply to the contents of an Indian cairn or burial regulated under ORS 97.740 to 97.760.
(4) Failure to notify the appropriate Indian tribe as required by subsection (1)(b) of this section is a Class B misdemeanor. [1983 c.620 §8; 1993 c.459 §8; 1995 c.543 §5; 1997 c.249 §116; 2001 c.104 §124]Section: Previous 358.915 358.920 358.923 358.924 358.925 358.928 358.930 358.935 358.940 358.945 358.950 358.953 358.955 358.958 358.961 Next
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