You can’t do any serious digging/construction in St. Augustine, Florida unless you get city permission of a very unusual kind.
To protect these objects of great significance, St. Augustine requires property owners within certain sections of the city to submit an application before they dig.
A city archaeologist investigates to make sure no sacred burial sites are disturbed and no artifacts are destroyed. Click here to see a YouTube video about the process. For a thorough look at St. Augustine’s archaeology program, click here.
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