NM Administrative Code Qualifications for archaeological/historical/architectural/cultural  permits

4.10.8.10 QUALIFIED PERSONNEL: Applicants for any permit issued by the CPRC shall employ qualified supervisory personnel who have the academic background and professional experience to apply the theories, methods and practices of the appropriate discipline to enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration and treatment of cultural properties in New Mexico.

A. Archaeology.

(1) Archaeologists serving as principal investigators or project directors shall meet the following minimum qualifications:

(a) a graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology with a specialization in archaeology, or a graduate degree in a closely related field; and

(b) a minimum of 30 months of full-time professional experience in applying the theories, methods and practices of archaeology that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of archaeological sites as demonstrated by timely completion of acceptable technical reports, research reports, theses, dissertations, publications or professional meeting papers; the 30-month minimum experience shall be demonstrated by a showing of 12 months of experience in the study of cultural resources of New Mexico or experience relevant to understanding the cultural resources of New Mexico at the supervisory archaeologist or crew chief level and 18 months of experience under the supervision of a professional archaeologist in the performance of field and analytical activities; supervised field or analytical experience as a graduate student may be counted as part of the 30 months of professional experience; and

(c) for individuals without a graduate degree in anthropology or archaeology or a closely related field, who submit their qualifications as a principal investigator or project director prior to the year 2010, the CPRC shall consider equivalent training and experience in lieu of the academic requirement.

(2) Archaeologists serving as supervisory archaeologists or crew chiefs shall work under the direction of a principal investigator; supervisory archaeologists or crew chiefs shall be in direct charge of archaeological field crews and shall have:

(a) a bachelors degree in anthropology or archaeology or a degree in a closely related field as determined by the CPRC;

(b) at least one archaeological field school or equivalent experience acceptable to the CPRC; and

(c) 12 months of professional experience in archaeological field research, laboratory research, administration or management of cultural resources in New Mexico or experience relevant to understanding the cultural resources of New Mexico; and

(d) for individuals without a bachelors degree in anthropology or archaeology or a closely related field, who apply as a supervisory archaeologist or crew chief prior to the year 2010, the CPRC shall consider equivalent training and experience in lieu of the academic requirement.

B. Architectural History. The minimum professional qualifications in architectural history are:

(1) a graduate degree in architectural history, historic preservation, public history or a closely related field including a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural history, historic preservation, cultural landscapes, southwestern history or southwestern architecture and a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of architectural history that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic resources in New Mexico; the 2 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico; or

(2) a bachelors degree in architectural history, historic preservation or a closely related field including a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural history, historic preservation, cultural landscapes, southwestern history or southwestern architecture and a minimum of 4 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of architectural history that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic resources in New Mexico; the 4 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience documenting historic resources of New Mexico; or

C. Historic Architecture. The minimum professional qualifications in recording, researching, and working with the preservation of historic architecture are:

(1) a current New Mexico architectural license and a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of architecture that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic properties in New Mexico with a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural preservation, architectural history, historic preservation and historic preservation planning; the 2 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico;

(2) a masters of architecture with a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural preservation, architectural history, historic preservation and historic preservation planning and a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of historic architecture that enable professional judgments to be made about the evaluation, documentation or treatment of historic structures in New Mexico; the 2 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico; or

(3) a bachelors of architecture degree with a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural preservation, architectural history, historic preservation and historic preservation planning and a minimum of 3 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of historic architecture that enable professional judgments to be made about the evaluation, documentation or treatment of historic structures in New Mexico; the 3 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico

D. History. The minimum professional qualifications in history are:

(1) a graduate degree in history, public history or a closely related field including a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural history, architectural history, historic preservation, cultural landscapes, southwestern history or southwestern architecture and a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of history that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic resources in New Mexico; the 2 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico;

(2) a bachelors degree in history, pubic history or a closely related field including a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural history, historic preservation, cultural landscapes, southwestern history or southwestern architecture and a minimum of 4 years of full-time professional experience applying the theories, methods and practices of history that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic resources in New Mexico; the 4 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience in documenting historic resources of New Mexico; or

(3) for archaeologists listed in the SHPO directory of qualified supervisory personnel (4.10.8.11 NMAC) who submit their qualifications as a historian prior to the year 2010, the CPRC shall consider equivalent training and experience that demonstrate knowledge of the architectural styles of the southwest and southwestern history, familiarity with the historic cultural properties inventory manual and forms, national and state register eligibility criteria for historic structures and national park services guidance on documentation of historic structures; equivalent training and experience shall be demonstrated by:

(a) a minimum of 12 hours of course work in architectural history, historic preservation, cultural landscapes, southwestern history or southwestern architecture;

(b) a minimum of 12 months of full-time professional experience researching and documenting historic buildings and structures in the American southwest; and

(c) a sample of work which may include historic structures reports, built-environment national and state register nominations, historic cultural property inventory forms and cultural resources reports documenting historic buildings and structures.

E. Cultural Anthropology. The minimum professional qualifications in cultural anthropologists are:

(1) a graduate degree in anthropology with a specialization in cultural anthropology or a closely related field and a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience (including at least 6 months of field work supervised by a professional cultural anthropologist) applying the theories, methods and practices of cultural anthropology that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic and ethnographic resources in New Mexico; the 2 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience relevant to the study of cultural resources of New Mexico; or

(2) a bachelors degree in anthropology with a specialization in cultural anthropology or a closely related field and a minimum of 4 years of full-time professional experience (including at least 12 months of field work supervised by a professional cultural anthropologist) applying the theories, methods and practices of cultural anthropology that enable professional judgments to be made about the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of historic and ethnographic resources in New Mexico or relevant to the cultural resources of New Mexico; the 4 years of minimum experience shall include 12 months of experience relevant to the study of cultural resources of New Mexico.

F. The CPRC, SHPO and state archaeologist reserve the right to consider the education, experience and training of any individual applying for permits that deviate from any of the standards in this section in exceptional situations and on a case-by-case basis.

[4.10.8.10 NMAC - N, 10/01/05]