ArchSite is an online database that contains information
about recorded archaeological sites in New Zealand. ArchSite uses GIS
(Geographic Information System) technology to manage and display
information on maps. It is the national inventory of archaeological
sites in New Zealand. The information is used for research, site
management and protection. There are currently over 60,000 sites
ArchSite incorporates information from NZAA's Site Recording Scheme and Upgrade Project.
The Site Recording Scheme began over fifty years ago as a paper-based
recording system for information about archaeological sites.
Information has been provided by many different individuals and
organisations over the years as their contribution to this co-operative
ArchSite contains site descriptions and information
about the location, type and condition of sites. There may also be
scanned historical site record forms, photographs and site plans, which
are being progressively added.
If you would like to submit information to ArchSite please complete a Site Record Form or contact one of our Filekeepers. NZAA members are able to contribute archaeological site information online.
Information from ArchSite may be obtained in several different ways:
- Search our interactive map
- Contact our Central Filekeeper, or District Filekeepers
- Login to ArchSite, search by site, location or using a map interface
- Login to ArchSite GIS services
- Order Site Record Forms
You will require a username and password to login to ArchSite. You must apply for access to ArchSite and there may be a charge.