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Mark Plew, Coordinator
Email: mplew@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 426-3444
Fax: (208) 426-4329

Christopher Hill, Associate Coordinator
Email: chill2@boisestate.edu
Phone (208) 426-2625
Fax: (208) 426-4329

Pei-Lin Yu
Email: pei-linyu@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 426-3059
Fax: (208) 426-4329

Mailing Address:
Boise State University
Department of Anthropology
1910 University Drive
HWSC, Room 113
Boise, Idaho 83725-1950


The Center for Applied Archaeological Science is located in the Hemingway Western Studies Center, located to the east of the Albertsons Library. The CAAS offices are located in the east end of the building. The Hemingway Center was built in 1941 by the Works Progress Administration and originally known as the Assembly Hall. Boise Junior College graduations were held there every Spring from 1942 until 1955. In 1953 the Cunningham Memorial Organ was installed. The building was renamed the Hemingway Western Studies Center in 1986. It currently houses the Department of Anthropology, offices of the Hemingway Writers Series, and several English and Art Department faculty, as well as a large area used for exhibits, meetings, and organ recitals. For a complete look at the HWSC’s location, look at the Campus Map.