The Laboratory of Anthropology is part of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Idaho. The laboratory was founded specifically for the purpose of giving students the opportunity to practice anthropology and archaeology in a controlled environment before entering the professional community.
These roles continue to be the main focus of the laboratory today, with students collaborating with faculty on a variety of projects, ranging from artifact analysis and conservation to archival research.
In addition, the laboratory is also committed to serving the public through interactive educational programs, interpretive displays, guest presentations, public volunteering programs, lab tours, and many other options.
It is our hope that the information on this site will help to give you a better idea on just what the Laboratory has to offer. If you have any questions, please see the contact information below to get in touch with someone in our department.
Lab Open House | Saturday, May 17 2 - 4 p.m.
The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology will host an Open House in celebration of Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Please join us as we explore the archaeology of Idaho with Lab Tours, activities for children, displays and interpretive materials highlighting the distant and recent past of our great state.