Yukon Archaeology program

Archaeological sites in Yukon contain some of the earliest evidence of human occupation in the Americas. These sites preserve the history of the First Nation people of Yukon.

The Yukon Archaeology program protects and manages archaeological sites and collections recovered from non-settlement land (land that is owned and managed by a First Nation).

Archaeologist resources

Find archaeological permit applications, site registration forms and guidelines for permit holders.

Land developer resources

​Learn about heritage resource management in Yukon and read sector specific heritage resource best practices and guidelines.

​Yukon archaeology projects

​Learn about current Yukon archaeology projects.

​Archaeology publications

​Download and read Yukon archaeology booklets and Occasional Papers on Yukon archaeology and history.

Access archaeology collections

Learn how to access Yukon archaeology collections for cultural centres and museums.

Yukon First Nation Final Agreements and heritage protection legislation

Information on the regulations and legislation protecting heritage resources in Yukon.

Contact information

Unit: 
Heritage Resources
Branch: 
Cultural Services
Office location: 
133A Industrial Road
Whitehorse, YT
Department: 
Tourism and Culture
Phone: 
867-667-8589
Toll-free: 
867-661-0408 x8589
Fax: 
867-667-5377
Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2A)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6