These 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 donations to the Museum and excavations conducted as part of the Museum research program, including the famous Wasden site.
All requests for access to these collections for research and education is made through the Research Curator and the Collections Manager, the policy for access and use can be found at the link below. The Museum also serves as the Eastern adjunct to the Archaeological Survey of Idaho as the Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (ESAR). For access to these collections, go to the ESAR page.
For more information please contact:
Amber M. Tews
Anthropology Collection Manager
Idaho Museum of Natural History
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8096
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8096
(208) 282-2451 . FAX 208-282-5893