Background Research – A vital and necessary step in archaeology is to have clear knowledge of previous projects conducted in the study area.  Eetza’s staff members are prepared and experienced conducting background research prior to any archaeological project, reviewing the archaeological records from the Nevada Cultural Resource Inventory System (NVCRIS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada State Museum (NSM), the Historical Society and from any other relevant entities for previously-recorded sites and earlier surveys in, or, immediately adjoining the project area. In addition, volumes of the Federal Register are examined for properties included or nominated in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).