Certificate of the Non-existence of Archaeological Remains (CIRA) and Archaeological Monitoring Plans (PMA)

1.What is the Certificate of the Non-existence of Archaeological Remains?

A Certificate of the Non-existence of Archaeological Remains (CIRA), is a certification obtained through the Ministry of Culture, for areas without archeological evidence, following a specific procedure.

2. What is the procedure to obtain a CIRA?

The CIRA process depends of the area which is being studied:

The project should be prepared according to the regulations of archaeological research and can be undertaken after its approval, by the Ministry of Culture.

Includes prospecting and sometimes and according to the regulations ;  archaeological excavation works, field supervision, preparation, submission and approval of the final report by the Ministry of Culture.

3. What are the activities derived from the CIRA application?

Some of the activities derived from the CIRA application are:

• Identification and signaling field at the archaeological sites.
• Zone (polygon) demarcation proposal and protective guidelines of the archaeological evidence.
Archaeological Monitoring Plans (PMA) during the execution of movement of lands.
• Verification of the condition of the existing archaeological sites in surrounding areas.

4. What are the Archaeological Monitoring Plans (PMA)?

It is a procedure of systemic control on site, of the works and activities in the area of a development project; the Archaeological Monitoring Plans (PMA) are under periodic supervision of the Ministry of Culture and take into consideration the development of mecanisms of mitigation and contingency to avoid negatively impacting of the archaeological evidence.

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