Archaeology Division

The Museum’s Archaeology Division is a repository for artifacts from all over the world, including local donated collections. These include Idaho and Oregon Owyhee collections and more recent ones such as The Warm Springs Site. The Museum archaeologist conducts projects and study programs for College of Idaho students and volunteers in areas of interest including artifact identification, pottery assemblage, and curation; May's Archaeology Month is supported by displays of collections not often seen and identification of artifacts from the public.

Archaeology collections at the Museum include:

  • Luther Douglas Navajo Indian Ceremonial Sand Paintings
  • The Gates-Lewis Collection: An Enduring Presence - Cultural Continuity and Change Among the Peoples of the Desert Southwest
  • The Olga Gonzalez Pre-Columbian Collection
  • Hopi Basketry
  • The James Huntley Native American Lithic Collection
  • Meldrum New Guinea Collection
  • Nelle Tobias Collection
  • The Troxell Collection
  • Belgian Congo African Collection