Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology Laboratory uri icon

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.