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Anthropology is the study of human cultural diversity, archaeology, language, and human biology and evolution. The collections at the IMNH are focused on Idaho, but span the globe in their importance. Studies ranging from the ecology of people in Ice Age Idaho to modern bead-working traditions emphasize the diverse research and educational opportunities for anthropological studies at the IMNH.

Please feel free to contact us for further information, or to make an appointment to access the collections:




Dr. Charles “Andy” Speer

Curator, Anthropology & Earl H. Swanson Archaeological Repository (ESAR)

Office: Graveley Hall 162 921 S 8th Ave Stop 8005 Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-4906

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Amber Tews, MS & MBA

Director of Marketing, Anthropology Collections Manager

Office: Museum Building 205A 921 S 8th Ave Stop 8096 Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-2451