Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu
Nationalmuseum and Archieve of Greenland

Application for Excavation and Survey in Greenland

Archaeological excavation, survey and sample collection in Greenland requires the issuance of a permit from the Greenland National Museum and Archives. This also includes meteorite collection, paleontological or paleoenvironmental as well as any other forms of sub-surface testing for scientific purposes.  

The application must be received by the Greenland National Museum and Archives no later than May 1 of the field season year. This means that to perform work for the summer field season of 2017, the deadline for application is 1 May 2017.

Only institutions may apply for Excavation and Survey permit. The application form is available as a pdf and can be downloaded here.

While conducting archaeological research in Greenland, every reasonable attempt should be made to anticipate the scale and nature of artifact recovery and to assess the requirements for artifact conservation in the field and subsequent laboratory treatment. The NKA suggests that all scientific researchers conducting field work familiarize themselves with Scott and Grant’s 2007, 3rd edition Conservation Manual for Northern Archaeologists. A link to this document can be found here

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