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Friday, December 9, 2022
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)


Presented by
Dave Williams

The importance of archaeological sites and their preservation
Laws and regulations protecting archaeological sites
• National Historic Preservation Act of 1966
• The Antiquities Act of 1906
• Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979
• Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
• State and local laws
Identifying archeological sites early in the process
Working on an archaeological site
Costs and funding


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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects:
3.0 HSW CE Hours

Certified Planners:


Continuing Education Credit Information 
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 2.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 2.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility. 

 HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES. 

 The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 2.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES. 

 The International Code Council has approved this event for .2 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

 This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 2.0 CECs for floodplain managers. 

 HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 2 for Certified Planners. 

 Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed). 



Dave Williams

Archaeologist & Interim Director of Historical Resources History Nebraska

Mr. Williams directs the State Archeology Office, oversees Nebraska’s archeological resources under the Nebraska Archeological Resources Preservation Act, and National Historic Preservation Act. He assists with the identification, recovery, and repatriation of human skeletal remains and consultation with Native American tribes, supervises cultural resource management projects, and disseminates archeological information to the public. Mr. Williams’s cultural resource management experience includes work across the Great Plains, Midwest U.S., Great Basin, Colorado Rockies, and in Oaxaca, Mexico. Prior to joining History Nebraska, he was the Assistant State Archeologist and Contracts Manager for the South Dakota State Historical Society. Mr. Williams’s research interests include public archeology, geochemical sourcing analysis, long-distance exchange of materials, and precontract ceramic production. He received a B.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of South Dakota and an M.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Handling Archaeological Issues on Construction Projects

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three-hour course explains to design professionals the importance of archaeological sites, reviews applicable federal and state laws regarding these sites, provides guidance to design professionals on how to identify them early in the process and how to work on these sites with the ultimate goal of preserving archaeological sites and artifacts.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the importance of archaeological sites and their preservation, as these artifacts contain invaluable knowledge, insight, and even stories from our past.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference the laws and regulations protecting archaeological sites, including the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Antiquities Act of 1906, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to review strategies and techniques to identify archaeological sites early in the process which can avoid damages and scheduling issues.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the appropriate practices and conduct for working on an archaeological site and review the cost and funding issues.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with site evaluation

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  10/05/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.