The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology
serves as the research arm of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) for investigations in archaeology, ethnohistory, linguistics and physical anthropology. The laboratory is the main clearinghouse and repository for all Northern Idaho archaeological collections and records.
CLASS students and faculty have access to modern and well-equipped facilities for the cleaning, preservation and analysis of both historic and prehistoric artifacts. The metal artifact cleaning facilities are among the largest and best equipped in the country. The laboratory also provides space and facilities for research associates, graduate student research, teaching and comparative collections, and a regionally oriented library.
Other features of the the Laboratory of Anthropology include:
- Archaeological Survey of Idaho
- Asian-American Comparative Collection
- Pacific Northwest Anthropological Archive
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