© 2015 Idaho Professional Archaeological Council

Dear Members and Interested Individuals,


WELCOME to the official IPAC website!  Our primary goal is to provide support to the Idaho professional archaeological community in the face of 21st Century challenges. The IPAC Board strongly encourages and promotes proactive, open communication between archaeologists working in Idaho, since we all have valued experience to share.   I would like to take the opportunity to urge all of you to take an active role in IPAC, IAS and other archaeological organizations within the state. Together, we can make great things happen.  


Craig Hauer,

IPAC President


IPAC was formed in 2004 to represent the interests of professional archaeologists in our state.  The organization consists of state, federal, and tribal archaeologists, as well as professors, consultants, and other private sector archaeologists.


Membership in the organization is open to professionals, students, and interested avocational archaeologists who share an interest in Idaho archaeology. IPAC offers three levels of membership to its constituents. 


Explore similar associations, find Idaho-based cultural resource managing agencies and contracting firms, and query helpful tools here in the very handy "Links" section.


Have a question, concern, or want to make a suggestion for a web update?  IPAC always welcomes interaction and feedback from its members. Please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form or directly communicate with IPAC officers.

Stay Updated with the Latest IPAC News

Provided to the IPAC membership semi-annually, this newsletter's goal is to provide you with more news and less academic work, saving the latter for the journal published by the Idaho Archaeological Society and IPAC.  In this format, we hope to provide members with information and updates from the univiersities, consulting frims, government agencies, tribes, and the State Historic Preservation Office.


Submissions for the next edition consisting of your news/updates of 400 to 800 words with one to two photos should be sent to the newsletter editors, Ken Reid or Kristen Bastis.


What Happened to 2017 

IPAC’s leadership wants to thank everyone for their patience in 2017! Currently, we are in the process of evaluating how our organization can best meet our stated purpose going forward. As part of this, we are updating portions of our website and current members can expect to receive a detailed email from IPAC in the near future.

Nevada Archaeological Association Conference

MARCH 23 – 25, 2018

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Nevada Archaeological Association will be held at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel.


Northwest Anthropological Conference

MARCH 28 - 31, 2018

The 71st Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference (NWAC) will be held in Boise, Idaho at the Riverside Hotel.

May is Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month this years theme is: Story Telling