Services and Fees

OFFICE OF THE STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST
Fees for Services FY 2017 - Effective Dates: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Fees for Services FY 2018 - Effective Dates: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018


Conservation Easements State Archaeologist, 319-384-0751, john-doershuk@uiowa.edu

In perpetuity monitoring: typically one-time $7,500 to $15,000 per easement fee depending on area, location, and nature of cultural resource(s).

Bioarchaeology Program Services, 319-384-0740, lara-noldner@uiowa.edu

Reimbursement for initial burial-related field consultation is limited to expenses, e.g., mileage and per diem (if needed), based on current state rates.
Extended field and laboratory human osteological investigations are offered at hourly rates commensurate with current staff salaries/benefits plus applicable expenses.

Curation Services, 319-384-074, john-cordell@uiowa.edu

Artifact collections

$10 per accession processing fee.
$37 per hour collection preparation charge. Applicable if artifacts are not prepared according to Curation Services Guidelines.
In perpetuity curation: one-time $950 per cubic foot; minimum charge .01 cubic feet, .01 cubic foot increments.
Annual curation (applicable to federal and state collections only): one-time $144 per cubic foot acceptance fee plus $40 per cubic foot annual fee; minimum charge .01 cubic feet, .01 cubic foot increments.  

Document collections

$5 per accession processing fee.
$37 per hour documents preparation charge. Applicable if documents are not prepared according to Curation Services Guidelines.   In perpetuity curation:
Letter-sized documents: one-time $312 per linear inch; minimum charge .1 inch, .1 inch increments.
Oversized documents: one-time $15 per item.
Photographs: one-time $8 per item.
Electronic documents including digital photos: one-time $6 per gigabyte (minimum charge 1 gigabyte)

Annual curation (applicable to federal and state collections only):
Letter-sized documents: $47 per linear inch acceptance fee plus $13 per linear inch annual fee; minimum charge .1 inch, .1 inch increments.
Oversized documents: $3.75 per item acceptance fee plus $1 per item annual fee.
Photographs: $1 per item acceptance fee plus $0.30 per item annual fee.
Electronic documents: $1 per gigabyte initial acceptance fee plus $0.25 per gigabyte annual fee

Collection Loans

Artifacts john-cordell@uiowa.edu, 319-384-0741

Reimbursement for initial loan or exhibit preparation-related consultation is limited to expenses, e.g., mileage and per diem (if needed), based on current state rates.
Extended effort for loan or exhibit preparation (including but not limited to selection of loan items, preparation of display copy, and packing) is offered at hourly rates commensurate with current staff salaries/benefits plus applicable expenses.

Documents teresa-rucker@uiowa.edu, 319-384-0734

$25 charge for file transfer (or CD preparation) of electronic documents from the OSA Archives; cost may be waived for academic use or agreements leading to mutual exchange of electronic documents.

Laboratory Services john-cordell@uiowa.edu, 319-384-0741

Flotation processing

$20 per sample. 10-liter maximum sample size. Machine time only, does not include processing labor.
$37 per hour optional processing charge. Call for details on processing options; additional charges for specialized packaging materials may apply; pick-up and delivery of samples is extra.

I-SitesPro License Fees, 319-384-0735, colleen-eck@uiowa.edu
Available to professional archaeologists meeting the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines.

License Service Annual Fee Monthly Fee
Basic Service Site Number Checkout
Data Entry
$0 not applicable
Full Service1 Basic + Database + GIS $2100 $700
Academic1,2 Full $125 not applicable

1Includes free file access to electronic documents from the OSA Archives.
2Not for funded consulting use.

I-SitesGov License Fees, 319-384-0735, colleen-eck@uiowa.edu
Available to planners, engineers, government representatives and others involved in cultural resource management compliance.   

License Service Annual Fee
Full Service1 smartphones, tablets, PCs $250

1Includes previously surveyed areas, historical structures and districts; ¼-section coverages for archaeological sites and burial projects; USGS topographic map, aerial photography, GLO, and LiDAR background imagery.

Iowa Site File “Site Searches”, 319-384-0735, colleen-eck@uiowa.edu

Searches

$105.00 per hour, one hour per search minimum charge; additional time billed in half-hour increments.
Results sent digitally as e-mail attachments.

Research Investigations

Contact william-whittaker@uiowa.edu, 319-384-0937, for scope and rate information concerning:

  • National Historic Preservation Act (“Section 106”) compliance research, including archaeological survey and inventory, archival searches, testing and mitigation, and preparation of National Register nominations;
  • Assistance with promoting, preserving and interpreting cultural and archaeological resources along Iowa’s many scenic byways;
  • Specialized archaeological investigations: faunal and lithic analyses, including microwear; and 
  • Remote sensing with in-house equipment for conducting Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys and high-resolution site mapping.

Research Technology Services

Contact mary-delagarza@uiowa.edu, 319-384-0731, for scope and rate information concerning:

  • Map server hosting;
  • Web Portal hosting building and design; 
  • Mobile Application building and design;
  • Specialized digital archaeological investigations:  Photogrammetry 3D scanning and modeling;
  • Geospatial analysis;
  • Database administration.

Educational Services, 319-384-0561, elizabeth-reetz@uiowa.edu

Exhibit content, lesson plans, curricula development, and educational programming assistance available.

Resource boxes

Traveling resource boxes (“discovery trunks” 10+ different topic areas available) containing educational materials are available for up to 30-days with a $25 lending fee + return shipping charges (when applicable) to schools and other organizations.  Shipping to the destination is provided at no cost. Lending fees cover inventory, maintenance, and repair.

Public speakers

The OSA offers presentations to schools and other organizations; availability dependent on staff schedules and support (contact us to discuss).

Photocopies

Self service

University students: $0.10 per page (B&W)  $0.20 per page (color)
Non-students: $0.30 per page (B&W)  $0.50 per page (color)

OSA staff assisted

$0.50 per page (B&W)
$0.70 per page (color)