Services and Fees

OFFICE OF THE STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST

Fees for Services FY 2020 - Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020


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

In perpetuity monitoring: typically one-time $5,000 to $40,000 per easement fee depending on area, location, and nature of cultural resource(s).

Bioarchaeology Program Services, 319-384-0740, Lara Nolder; 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.

$38 per hour collection preparation charge. Applicable if artifacts are not prepared according to Curation Services Guidelines.

In perpetuity curation:
one-time $1000 per cubic foot; minimum charge 0.01 cubic feet, 0.01 cubic foot increments.

Annual curation (applicable to federal and state collections only):
one-time $150 per cubic foot acceptance fee plus $42.50 per cubic foot annual fee; minimum charge .01 cubic feet, .01 cubic foot increments.  

Document collections

$5 per accession processing fee.

$38 per hour documents preparation charge. Applicable if documents are not prepared according to Curation Services Guidelines.

In perpetuity curation: 

  • Letter-sized documents: one-time $327.50 per linear inch; minimum charge 0.1 inch, 0.1 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: $49 per linear inch acceptance fee plus $14 per linear inch annual fee; minimum charge 0.1 inch, 0.1 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. Note some documents may not be available due to inclusion of confidential archaeological site location data or copyright.

I-SitesPro License Fees, 319-384-0735, colleen-randolph@uiowa.edu

Available to professional archaeologists meeting the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for use on desktops and mobile devices. Provided in FY 2020 via ECR FieldPro mary@ecrlogic.com

License Service Annual Fee Monthly Fee
Basic Service Site Number Checkout
Data Entry
$0 not applicable
Full Service1 Basic + Database + GIS $2750 $920
Academic1,2 Full $125 not applicable

1Includes improved web-based mobile access, secure cloud data storage, additional data layers, and (forthcoming) fillable digital forms.

2Not for funded consulting use.

I-SitesGov License Fees, 319-384-0731.

Available to planners, engineers, government representatives, and others involved in cultural resource management compliance who do not meet the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines for professional archaeologist. Provided in FY 2020 via ECR FieldPro mary@ecrlogic.com

License Service Annual Fee
Full Service1 smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops $500

1Includes web-based mobile access to map layers depicting archaeologically surveyed areas, historical structures and districts locations; ¼-section (160 acres) coverages for archaeological sites and projects involving ancient human remains; USGS topographic map, aerial photography, GLO, and lidar imagery.

Iowa Site File "Site Searches", 319-384-0735, colleen-randolph@uiowa.edu

Searches

$110.00 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, eligibility testing and mitigation (data recovery), and preparation of National Register nominations;;
  • Assistance with promoting, preserving and interpreting cultural and archaeological resources along Iowa’s many scenic byways;
  • Viewshed analyses;
  • Historic architectural surveys and investigations;
  • Specialized archaeological investigations including faunal, ceramic, and lithic analyses; and
  • Remote sensing with in-house equipment for conducting 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 (including via UAV – a.k.a., drone)
    • Flight services (FAA licensed pilots): $50/hr plus travel expenses
    • Post-processing expertise: $42/hr based on agreed scope-of-work
      • Photogrammetry;
      • Thermal imaging;
      • 3D scanning and modeling;
      • Multi-spectral analyses;
  • Geospatial analysis;
  • Database administration.

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.

$38 per hour optional processing labor charge. Call for details on processing options; additional charges for sorting or specialized packaging materials may apply; pick-up and delivery of samples is extra.

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). The map below shows our flat rate for a one-hour program, including presentation time, travel time, vehicle/mileage, meals, and accommodation when appropriate. Add $25 for each additional hour of presentation time.

FY20 Fees Map for Education

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)