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March 17, 2016

Presentation: Clovis Quest in Southeastern Oregon by Scott Thomas

Join us at the Main Boise Public Library on March 17th for a presentation on Clovis lithic technology by Scott Thomas, Burns District Archaeologist. 

This presentation is a compiliation of Clovis discoveries and what has been learned about the location of Clovis sites along the landscape and how widespread Clovis points and sites are in the Northern Great Basin area.

February 29, 2016

Idaho Archaeologist Volume 39, No. 1 is here!

The latest issue of the Idaho Archaeologist is here!  Dues paying membes can access the journal through the Members-Only content area here.

February 01, 2016

Canyon County Parks, Recreation, and Waterways Seeking Volunteers!

This May, Canyon County Parks, Recreation and Waterways (CCPRW) will be hosting archaeology month programs at Celebration Park, an archaeological park on the Snake River, south of Melba.


CCPRW's programs will be offered on Saturdays in May (May 7, 14, 21, and 28) and CCPRW is seeking local flintknappers to give demonstrations to park visitors on some or all of these Saturdays. If any IAS members/Facebook friends are interested, please contact Laura Barbour, Programs Manager:, 208-455-6022. Thank you!

January 31, 2016

Hurry! Hurry! Read All About It! The latest issue "Artifacts" is here!

If you are up to date in paying your dues, Sign Up or Log In to the Members-Only area to view the latest issue of Artifacts the IAS newsletter.  The winter issue (Volume 33, Issue No. 1) can be viewed here. If you have trouble logging in, please send an e-mail to

February 03, 2016

Presentation: Cultural Resource Management Through the Federal Lens: The Nuts and Bolts to Theoretical Applications

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, ASA Club, and IAS


Join us on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm in the Forum Room of the Student Union Building at BSU to hear IAS Vice President/BLM State Archaeologist, Kirk Halford discuss the nuances of CRM, the laws and policies which provide the foundation, the tools required, and how your college course work provides the theoretical basis to have a successful and fruitful career as a CRM practitioner.


This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshements will be served.  Click here to go to the Facebook Event page.

January 18, 2016

2016 IAS Satisfaction Survey

IAS is reaching out to current/former membership and interested parties throughout the state and adjoining region to solicit feedback in regards to how IAS is perceived by the public.  We are specifically interested in understanding what value we bring to our members, the reasons non-members choose not to join and/or renew, and what improvements we can make, with the ultimate goal of strengthening IAS.

Please take a few moments to answer this simple 10-question survey and share with those who you think would also be willing to provide feedback.  The survey will be open from January 18 through February 5, 2016. Survey results will be reviewed by IAS leadership and results of the survey will be posted on our website by February 29, 2016.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate in this initiative to help our organization better meet the needs of our membership and the greater archaeological community now and in the future.

Click here to take the survey.

December 10, 2015

The 2016 Northwest Anthropology Conference is scheduled for March 23 - 26, 2016.  Hosted by Washington State Parks, the conference will be held at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma, Washington.  For more information, see the downloadable PDF by clicking on the Announcement Title.

November 23, 2015

Seeking Nominations for the Society for American Archaeology's Crabtree Award

The Society for American Archaeology’s Crabtree Award Committee is seeking nominations for its annual award, which recognizes an avocational archaeologist who has made a substantial contribution to the field of archaeology. The Nomination deadline is January 3, 2016, and the award presentation will be made at the SAA 81th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. For more information or to submit a nomination please contact Christopher Noll (Committee Member), e-mail:; or Michael Shott (Committee Chair), e-mail:

November 08, 2015


Welcome to the IAS website relaunch! Although the underlying structure and information is the same, we hope you will find some added benefit and functionality to the members only section and enjoy the new format.  If you have any suggestions for website edits or would like to provide feedback, please feel free to reach out to


October 31, 2015


The IAS Board of Directors is seeking nominations of individuals interested in filling the role of Member at Large. If you are intested or know another member who would be willing to serve the IAS in this capacity, please send an e-mail to

October 30, 2015


IAS is pleased to announce that David Valentine will fill the vacant position of Treasurer. David's appointment was confirmed at the Board of Directors meeting held at the SHPO on October 30, 2015.  

October 15, 2015


The IAS is pleased to announce the new IAS Board Members.  In a close vote, Beth Burgess is the new IAS President.  Kirk Halford is the Vice President and Christopher Noll is the Secretary.  The Treasurer position is currently open and will be appointed by the Board and Executive Committee. Congratulations to the new IAS Board Members!


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