Indian Artifact Authentication

Indian Artifact Grading Authority

We offer a comprehensive Indian Artifact Authentication Service utilizing state-of-the-art microscopic analysis for those wishing to determine the authenticity of their Native American Artifacts.  The cost of this evaluation service is $25.00 per artifact plus $15.00 return shipping.  An official IAGA Certificate of Authenticity will be issued for each artifact deemed authentic.

We evaluate all categories and types of Prehistoric Native American artifacts.

Indian Artifact Authentication Service

IAGA Authentication Certificates are produced on professional quality photographic paper.  The certificates are housed inside clear protective cases to ensure their safe display and storage.  Each certificate of authenticity includes an assigned grade as well as an official IAGA embossed seal, stamp, and a unique certificate number.  A digital copy of each certificate is stored in our secure database.  Click Here for additional information about our grading criteria.

Having an official certificate from the IAGA will ensure the preservation of the artifact’s provenance and historical information.  The grade assigned, along with the classification, can be used to determine the approximate value and rarity of the artifact.  This documentation can prove invaluable when assessing your artifact collection, or in the event the collection needed to be replaced by an insurance company.


Submission Instructions

1. When making a submission, please include $25.00 for each artifact you would like evaluated for authenticity along with $15.00 for return shipping.  If multiple items are sent in together, only one $15.00 return shipping fee applies as we can return them all in the same package.  We offer special rates on evaluating large groups of artifacts and entire collections, please contact us for additional information.

2. Return shipping includes tracking and $100 insurance at no additional charge.  If more insurance is desired, please include appropriate funds and a note indicating the amount of insurance requested for your return package.   For current postage and insurance rates please visit  We accept all Major Credit and Debit Cards, PayPal, Money Orders, Certified Checks, and Personal Checks as payment.  Personal Checks are subject to clearing before your package is returned.  

To conveniently pay for your submission in advance, please click on the payment button below and complete the automated form.

3. With all submissions please remember to include any known provenance on the items and your contact information including name, return shipping address, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

All submissions can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 58481
Louisville, KY 40268

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.  Once your submission has been evaluated it will be mailed back to you via USPS Priority Mail.  We are not responsible for any loss or damage caused during transit.  All items submitted with insufficient funds will be held until appropriate funds are forwarded.

If you have any questions prior to submitting your item(s) for evaluation, please contact us via e-mail at or by phone at (502)741-3335