CAAS is located at 1910 University Drive, Hemingway Western Studies Center, within the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University. CAAS also maintains a large Storage Facility on Federal Way in Boise. Laboratories include approximately 3,000 square feet of space with adjacent offices for a GIS station and senior staff. Equipment storage includes 1,500 square feet of secured space.
The CAAS laboratory has extensive space for artifact and materials analysis and artifact storage, a full range of basic laboratory equipment including binocular and petrographic microscopes, digital scales and calipers, and microphotographic equipment. Additionally, The CAAS laboratory is fully equipped with high speed desktop and laptop computers that support technical, database, and geospatial and statistical programs including ArcInfo, ArcMap and ArcGIS software.
CAAS has a full compliment of software to perform most computer-related operations with staff who have extensive experience in word processing, data management, GIS analysis, graphic design, and display and report production. Additionally, CAAS has access to computer labs and research facilities across the campus and within the Department of Geosciences GIS Laboratory.
CAAS owns a wide range of field equipment in quantities that allow the simultaneous conduct of survey and excavation projects. This includes technical equipment such as transits, total stations, GPS units, and high resolution digital cameras. CAAS also maintains a complement of excavation tools, 1/8″ mesh hard-wire screens including backpack screens for rugged terrain investigations, 3 meter augers, wheelbarrows, a full range of hand tools, and camp and kitchen facilities to house crews up to 25 persons.
CAAS owns a 2007 Ford Expedition, a Ford F150 4×4 Field Truck, and has access to additional vans, pickups and 4 X 4 vehicles through the university motor pool and off-campus rentals.