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600-year-old Artifact Found in Hells Canyon

BOISE, Idaho – A hiker stumbled upon a really old piece of Idaho history in Hells Canyon. Now, archaeologists know just how old it is. It dates back centuries. "We know that people have lived in Idaho for at least 130 centuries," said State Archaeologist Dr. Ken Reid. And those people left evidence of their lives. Their artwork in the form of petroglyphs and pictographs decorates the rocks and cliffs in Hells Canyon. Their house pits sit in neighborhoods along the banks of the Snake River. Hells Canyon is beautiful. It's also rich in history. "There's an intact outdoor museum really of Idaho's past that survives," said Dr. Reid. A hiker found part of that surviving past under a rock pile und

Hells Canyon Releases 600-year Nez Percé Artifacts

"We know that people have lived in Idaho for at least 130 centuries," said State Archaeologist Dr. Ken Reid. The Nez Percé tribe was the earliest known settlers of this famous canyon, leaving pictographs and petroglyphs along rocks and cliffs, forming a natural historical museum of its own. “"There's an intact outdoor museum really of Idaho's past that survives," said Dr. Reid HELLS CANYON, Idaho – Idaho’s Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America at approximately 8,000 feet, part of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. It encompasses an area of 215,000 acres and over 900 miles of hiking trails. Completely inaccessible by road, one of its isolated remote regions has turn

Buhl Author Capitalizes on Idaho Archaeology

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Beneath southern Idaho’s desert landscape, the secrets of a forgotten civilization hidden in a labyrinth of caves await discovery. In her newest book of adventure fiction, Buhl author Vonia Jackson lets the reader make that discovery through the eyes of 12-year-old Anna and her friend Martin. Their discovery might change the future, but only if the kids keep greedy profiteers from getting to it first. Jackson will hold a book signing for “The Bell Ridge Cave” at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, 6- 8 p.m. Tuesday. The book’s inspiration is taken from the discovery of the Buhl Woman skeleton in 1989; the Herrett Center played a key role in the recovery of 11,000-yea

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