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Archaeologists Dig Up History at the Old Fort Boise

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 busy at work looking under the old porch of a home built in the 1860s. We're looking for anything that is a human remain, said Audrey Chapman. Not the kind of remain that you're thinking of. They’re looking for what the people back then left behind. This is one of the earliest houses still standing in Boise, Idaho and it's an opportunity for us learn about Boise's early history, said Mark Warner, an associate professor of archa

INL Archaeologists Work to Preserve WWII B-24 Liberator crash site (Updated News Story)

The great expanse of Idaho National Laboratory's 890 square miles is home to both prehistoric and modern history. Some of that history is mournful, deserving of special protection and preservation. "While we estimate that INL may have as many as 75,000 prehistoric sites worthy of preservation, this year we identified and began safeguarding the crash site of a World War II B- 24 Liberator bomber," said Julie Williams, technical lead for INL's Cultural Resource Management Office. "Seventy years ago, the aircraft crashed in the southeast portion of INL's desert Site during a training flight and sadly, all seven crew members died." In January 2014, Williams was contacted by Marc McDonald of Proj

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