PROJECTS & NEWS ARCHIVE

Writeups on IAS-related projects and news about archaeology throughout Idaho and the region are archived in this blog-style archive.  Or you can jump directly to:

February 20, 2018

On October 22, 2015, the Stanley and Mildred Norstebon Family Trust donated a 1 acre parcel holding the Canyon Creek Station to the Bureau of Land Management to manage the site in perpetuity for its historic values. In a ceremony on site on October 29, state director T...

February 14, 2018

Please join IAS in congratulating Carolynne Merill, winner of the BLM 2017 Heritage Heroes award!

Carolynne has been a volunteer with BLM Idaho's archaeology program for the past 15 years and has dedicated her efforts to recording petroglyphs and pictographs on public l...

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One of our favorite events of 2015 focused on the Hayman House—what we called "a house of stone with a heart of gold." More important, we loved the story of Erma Andre Madry Hayman. Erma's story is, in many ways, the story of Boise. She li...

 

On 17 September, a catamaran will set off into the Pacific Ocean on a week-long cruise back to the Pleistocene. Laden with sonar instruments, the research vessel Shearwater will probe the ocean bottom to find places that were beaches and dry land more than 13,000 year...

Animal bones, 13 marbles, shoe leather, ceramic shards, a cherry pitter, and the remains of what may be the oldest Basque racket court in town.

 

The items hint at a picture of life a hundred years ago in Boise’s River Street neighborhood just north of the Boise River. M...

White, a Boise native, said the dig and resulting materials were always meant to be public. His Ph.D dissertation so far has included archiving available historical materials on the neighborhood, interviews with the people who lived there and photo collections online,...

 

In 1990, Canyon County Parks and Waterways Director Tom Bicak and then-Sheriff Gary Putnam rode motorcycles to a bluff overlooking the Snake River. Below them, strewn across the river bank, was a 2-acre mess of abandoned vehicles, construction trash and other garbage.

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October 30, 2014

Building the Line Across North Idaho: A History of Early Railroad Development

 

The Northern Pacific, which is now part of the BNSF Railway system, has served as an important link in North Idaho’s transportation network for more than 130 years. The Idaho Transportation D...

​​MUD LAKE, Idaho — The buttes standing above the Snake River Plain provide a rare glimpse into

eastern Idaho's distant past, if you know what to look for.

 

Today, the Arco desert is a sparse expanse filled with sagebrush, dust and few humans. But that's a relatively rec...

June 12, 2014

 

BOISE -- A group of archaeologists and volunteers are in the middle of a historical dig in Boise. They're excavating under the front porch of one of the oldest homes in Boise.

 

On officer's row on the campus of what is now the VA hospital, a group of archaeologists are...

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