University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository

Phone: 307-766-3671

Address: 1212 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82071

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Saturday & Sunday




The Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming has been an archaeological repository for over 50 years. Today the University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository (UWAR) is estimated to contain more than a million items from at least 25,000 sites found throughout the state, which represents the single largest assembly of archaeological materials anywhere in Wyoming. The University is a federally designated repository for archaeological collections recovered from Wyoming’s public lands, which cover approximately half of the 97,014 square miles in the state. UWAR also houses extensive collections from state and private lands. These data have been, and continue to be, the basis for scholarly interpretations about human activity on the High Plains and Rocky Mountains that spans 11,500 years of occupation. Tours for educational groups can be arranged by contacting the curator.