Services and Fees - FY 2021

OFFICE OF THE STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST

Fees for Services FY 2021 - Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021


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

In perpetuity monitoring, suitable as mitigation solution: typically, one-time $5,000 to $40,000 per easement fee depending on area, location, and nature of cultural resource(s). Fee waiver possible, call to discuss.

Bioarchaeology Program Services [Lara Nolder, 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 applicable), based on current state rates. No charge for telephone consultation or in-office visits.

Extended field and laboratory human osteological investigations are offered at hourly rates commensurate with current staff salaries/benefits plus applicable expenses.

Curation Services [John Cordell, 319-384-0741, 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 0.01 cubic feet; 0.01 cubic foot increments.

Document collections [Teresa Rucker, 319-384-0734, teresa-rucker@uiowa.edu]

$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, 319-384-0741, john-cordell@uiowa.edu]

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. No charge for initial consultation visits at OSA (up to two hours).

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

$38 per hour documents preparation charge for file digital 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.

Online Iowa Site File Access Subscription Fees [Colleen Randolph, 319-384-0735, colleen-randolph@uiowa.edu]

Available to professional archaeologists meeting the Secretary of the Interior Guidelines and designated Tribal representatives for use on desktops and mobile devices. Provided in FY 2021 via ECR FieldProtech-support@ecrlogic.com

License Service Annual Fee Monthly Fee
Basic Service Site Number Checkout
Data Entry
$0 not applicable
Full Service1 Basic + Database + GIS $35002 $1200
Academic1,3 Full $125 not applicable
Courtesy & Tribal1,3 Full $0 not applicable

1Includes 5 users and iArc (OSA Archives access to Iowa archaeological reports as PDFs). Third monthly payment qualifies use for remainder of fiscal year.

2Legacy users eligible for a reduced fee.

3Not for funded consulting use.

I-SitesGov Subscription Fees [Colleen Randolph, 319-384-0735, colleen-randolph@uiowa.edu]

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 2021 via ECR FieldPro tech-support@ecrlogic.com

License Service Annual Fee
Full Service1 smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops $1000
Single County2 smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops $250

1Includes up to 5 users (call re single user pricing), 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 (forthcoming) projects involving ancient human remains; USGS topographic map, aerial photography, GLO, and lidar imagery.

2Single user, web-based mobile access to single county map layers depicting archaeologically surveyed areas, historical structures and districts locations; ¼-section (160 acres) coverages for archaeological sites and (forthcoming) projects involving ancient human remains; USGS topographic map, aerial photography, and GLO.

Iowa Site File "Site Searches" [Colleen Randolph, 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.
  • 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 sUAV – 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, 319-384-0741, john-cordell@uiowa.edu]

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 [Elizabeth Reetz, 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.

FY21 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)