Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (ESAR)


esar1The Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (ESAR), housed within the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), serves as the Eastern Repository of the Archaeological Survey of Idaho.

The Archaeological Survey of Idaho, formalized under Idaho Statute 33-3091, is the lead …



ethnologyThe majority of ethnographic collection was donated by private individuals who lived in the Pocatello area around the turn-of-the-century. The ethnographic collections focus on the Native American cultures of the Great Basin and Plateau areas of North America, and …



archaeologyThese collections contain both historic and prehistoric objects including lithic materials (stone flakes and tools), animal bone, soil samples, pottery, basketry, seeds and plants, and other specimen lots from excavated site contexts. These collections include a number of large private …