An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Archaeological Survey and Sites Inventory

Archaeological Investigations and Site Documentation

A Closer Look

Forms & Technical Information

Archaeological Survey of Idaho Site Inventory Form (MS Word)

Guidelines for evaluating Cultural Properties

Guidelines for Release of Archaeological Information

Guidelines for Requesting Data for Academic Research

The SHPO is the state clearinghouse for documentation of all archaeological investigations and all recorded archaeological sites in Idaho. There are over 30,000 archaeological reports and more than 51,000 archaeological site records in this inventory. This information is generated by the SHPO, other government agencies, Certified Local Governments, educational institutions, research organizations, private consultants, and independent researchers.   It is available to qualified academic researchers or professionals gathering information to evaluate the effect of federal undertakings on archaeological and historic sites.  The Archaeological Survey of Idaho (ASI) Site Form is the standard for recording all archaeological sites, mining, timber, and livestock industries sites, and linear sites associated with foot and wagon travel.

For more information or assistance call  (208) 488-7464 or email.



Important note: The release of information about the nature and location of archaeological sites is restricted and controlled by state and federal laws.


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