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Historical Archaeology at the Basque Block, Boise

The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding House is one of the few remaining examples of Basque boardinghouses in the West and it is a part of the Basque Museum & Cultural Center's complex, the only such museum in the United States that is open to the public. The house remains as the oldest surviving brick structure in the city of Boise. Sponsored by the Basque Museum and Cultural The following is an exerpt from the Basque Museum and Cultural Center website: Gold was discovered during 1862 in the Idaho City basin area, approximately forty miles from Boise. Boise City was established in 1863 and a year later, Cyrus and Mary Jacobs built their family home at what is now 607 Grove Street (it was calle

Suzann Henrikson, Archaeologist for the Bureau of Land Management, Talks about the Potential for Fur

IDAHO FALLS – A few miles west of Idaho Falls lie three caves and an archaeological legacy that Suzann Henrikson can’t let go. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management archaeologist has dedicated years of her life to convincing others that digging in the caves for clues about the Snake River Plain’s earliest inhabitants is worth the money. “It’s too important to ignore,” she said. “We need to investigate human history because we keep making the same mistakes over and over again.” Henrikson and her peers say the Wasden caves, named for the first white owner of the land, make up the oldest archaeological site in Idaho. Excavators have found bones from all types of animals in the caves, as small as m

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