IDAHO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY
33-3901. Idaho archaeological survey created — Purpose — Definition — Advisory board. (1) There is hereby created the Idaho archaeological survey, to be administered as a special cooperative program under the authority of the board of trustees of the Idaho state historical society and the board of regents of the university of Idaho. It is the policy of the state of Idaho that the archaeological resources recovered from within the state, and their associated documentation, be accorded long-term curation within the state to ensure their continued accessibility by the educational programs of the state universities and for the public benefit of the citizens of the state of Idaho. It is a policy of the state of Idaho that archaeological inventories conducted within the state be documented in a comprehensive database accessible by educational programs and for other public purposes consistent with the protection of these resources. The survey shall be the lead state entity for the compilation, coordination, preservation and dissemination of archaeological survey data and long-term curation of collections for Idaho. This information is to be acquired through field and laboratory investigations by the staff of the survey and through cooperative programs with other governmental and private agencies, including the educational programs at the state universities which recover, use and care for archaeological materials. Nothing in this chapter shall limit the established role of the state universities in archaeological research and educational programs using archaeological materials.
(2) For the purposes of this chapter "archaeological resources" refer to both cultural remains and associated environmental materials recovered by archaeological studies and to sites on the landscape containing materials potentially supportive of anthropological or historical archaeological studies.
(3) There is hereby established an advisory board for the survey which shall consist of the following members: the Idaho state archaeologist, who shall be director of the survey and nonvoting chairman of the advisory board, the academic vice presidents of the university of Idaho, Idaho state university and Boise state university or their designated representatives; the governor of the state of Idaho or his designated representative; and a member of the public who shall be elected by a majority vote of the advisory board and who shall serve for a term of two (2) years. Should a vacancy occur in the public member position, the advisory board shall appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of the term. Members of the advisory board shall be compensated as provided in section 59-509(b), Idaho Code, which compensation shall be paid from the archaeological survey account created in section 33-3905, Idaho Code. A quorum of the advisory board shall be required to be present to conduct business.
[33-3901, added 1992, ch. 116, sec. 1, p. 388; am. 2009, ch. 167, sec. 6, p. 500.]