Funding Archaeological Research
Supporting Your Studies.
Archaeology is the scientific study of human history through the analysis of artifacts and remains, which provide illuminating insights into past cultures. Archaeological studies allow
us to learn about Idaho’s diverse indigenous people, helping us to better comprehend when people first lived in the area and how they may have arrived, as well as how these people lived, survived, and how their culture evolved. This ongoing research is vital to the understanding of Idaho’s pre-contact indigenous heritage.
To provide support for these studies, The Trust offers funding assistance for archaeological research and testing that will ultimately enhance and preserve our understanding of the
past. Our funding supports any testing methods for dating artifacts: tool stone sourcing, DNA, residue, pollen and macro-fossil analyses, geophysical prospecting, geomorphic mapping, photographic imagery enhancement, and artifact recordation. Funding is provided to public organizations, institutions of higher learning, and professional archaeological and anthropological organizations.