For nearly forty years, the Southeast Archaeological Center has carried out a tradition of archaeological research, collections and information management, and technical support for national park units located in the Southeast Region of the National Park Service. The Center continues its historical support functions as well as a wide variety of technical assistance and partnership projects both within and outside NPS. As a support operation to national park units, the Center helps fulfil the requirements of various federal laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines for the protection of archaeological resources. Interagency assistance programs help carry out the responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior to assist other Federal agencies and state agencies in cultural resources compliance, archaeological site stabilization, CRM planning, and public education and outreach. The mission of the Center is to facilitate long-term protection, use, and appreciation of archeological and cultural resources in the south-eastern USA and beyond.