The Idaho Archaeological Society publishes a professional journal, the Idaho Archaeologist, a semi-annual newsletter, Artifacts, and sends out short e-blasts: Monthly Member Memos.

Idaho Archaeologist

A professional journal published semi-annually by the Idaho Archaeological Society in cooperation with the College of Social Science and Public Affairs at Boise State University.


Subscriptions (2 issues/year) to the Idaho Archaeologist are $15.00 per year.  Ongoing subscriptions can be paid via credit card through the IAS Store. Or you can send your check or money order to:


Idaho Archaeologist

Department of Anthropology

Boise State University

1910 University Drive

Boise, ID 83725-1950


Download a list of Idaho Archaeologist articles by volume and issue (PDF).


Backorder issues are $7.50 per issue.

Volumes 1-42 are available for purchase.


If you would like to place an order, you may print off the order form and send your check or money order to BSU Department of Anthropology (address above) or select from the following options:


  1. Credit card: go to the Boise State online purchasing website (Touchnet); or

  2. Telephone orders: (208) 426-3023 are also accepted


Manuscripts should conform to the style sheet for American Antiquity. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, with 1.5 inch margins, and submitted, if possible, on a CD or jump drive written in MS Word. A single hard copy should also be submitted. The Idaho Archaeologistpublishes peer reviewed articles and shorter contributions concerning the archaeology of Idaho and those areas of  adjacent states and provinces including the Columbia drainage and the Great Basin. Technical and theoretical papers having a wider audience will be considered.


Manuscripts should be addressed to:


Mark G. Plew, Editor
Department of Anthropology
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID  83725-1950


Authors will receive a galley proof of their article prior to publication. Proofs should be corrected using standard proofer’s marks and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Only minor editorial corrections are permitted. Authors requiring additional time to review a galley should immediately contact the editor.


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Artifacts Newsletter

A member e-newsletter published monthly.


All IAS members are encouraged to submit news, articles, and any items of interest for publication. Without active contribution of IAS members, Artifacts would not be possible.


Please feel free to submit any news of upcoming projects, excavations, lectures, workshops, and classes, as well as feature-length articles. With your help, ArtiFacts will continue to be a vital forum for news and commentary that deals with archaeology in Idaho and elsewhere.


We need your contributions if all IAS chapters are to be represented fairly and equitably. Please submit your contributions for publication to

  • Robert Sappington, University of Idaho

  • Mark Warner, University of Idaho

  • Bonnie Pitblado, University of Oklahoma

  • Kirk Halford, Bureau of Land Mangement

  • Ken Reid, Idaho State Historical Society

  • Pei-Lin Yu, Boise State University