May 15, 2017 16:23 Updated Follow Yes. The Indiana Historic Preservation Act provides protection for archaeological sites and historic burial sites regardless of their location on state or private lands. Related articles Is it legal to disturb the ground in a cemetery to find tombstones or human remains? If I see or know of looting of an archaeological site, whom should I contact? How do I get my building/house on historical listings? I want a historic marker to commemorate an event I want to do something to my historic home or structure. Do I need approval from the DHPA?