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Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Email: info@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho CDA

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-282-7900

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho Idaho Falls

Directions

Gallery

2010 Research | Week 1

The team began their 2010 field season by performing shovel tests, surface surveys and using ground penetrating radar to help identify potential sites for excavation. These pictures illustrate some of those activities.

Ground Penetrating Radar
Crew Chief April and Robert Heinse setting up the GPR. April has extensive experience using GPR at other archaeological sites.
Ground Penetrating Radar
Dr. Heinse and April calibrating the GPR's wheels.
Ground Penetrating Radar
GPR reading.
Laying Out A Grid
Stacey and Doug laying out the grid.
Laying Out A  Grid
Stacey and Doug laying out the grid by hand.
Performing Shovel Test
Shovel test pit.
Performing Shovel Test
From left to right: Josh, Doug and Lacey shovel testing.
Performing Shovel Test
Josh and Lacey shovel testing on internee barracks landscape.
Performing Surface Survey
Surface survey.
Performing Surface Survey
Surface survey led by Dana.
Performing Surface Survey
Surface survey on internee landscape.
Performing Surface Survey
Stacey getting students ready for a surface survey of internees landscape.

2010 Research | Week 2

Dig vehicle
Our trusty dig vehicle.
Taking elevations
Stacey teaching students how to take elevation measurements
Students taking elevations
Students taking elevation measurements of their first 1x1m unit.
Jamie trying on glasses
Jamie trying on aviation glasses found on the site!
Foundations discovered
Foundations uncovered in the internee barracks area
Students tying a proper knot
Doug and Dana teaching students how to tie a proper knot.
Paige in shovel test
Paige in another deep shovel test
Doing paperwork
Stacey Camp discussing excavation unit paperwork
Setting up a unit
Jamie learning how to set up an excavation unit.
Shovel Testing
Shovel testing on the internee barracks landscape.
Strining up a unit
Students learning how to properly string up an excavation unit!
Tyler in a shovel test
Tyler digging a shovel test

2010 Research | Week 3

Josh and Paige shovel testing
Josh and Paige shovel testing.
Lacey working
University of Idaho graduate Lacey Plummer learns how to map a site using a baseline and compass.
Paige and Josh working
Paige and Josh working on a mapping exercise.
Sara and Heather working
Heather and Sara working on their mapping exercise.
shovel test pit
A completed shovel test.
Dr. Camp mapping
Stacey Camp using a total station to map and survey the site.
Students working
Students learning how to set up a baseline.

Week 4

Flyering
The team places flyers along the road.
Group Photo of the 2010 Crew
Group photo of the team.
Group Photo closeup
Group photo of the team.
Josh and Lacey flyering
Josh and Lacey putting up flyers
town of Kooskia, Idaho
Kooskia.

Artifacts

This collection displays a few of the artifacts recovered during the 2010 excavation.

Dentures
We believe this may be a denture mold or some sort of mold for making teeth. This was found at Kooskia Internment Camp. Photo courtesy of Mary Petrich-Guy.
Dentures
We believe this may be a denture mold or some sort of mold for making teeth. This was found at Kooskia Internment Camp. Photo courtesy of Mary Petrich-Guy.
Buttons
Metal buttons found at Kooskia Internment Camp, likely from the camp's prison era. It was once Canyon Creek Federal Prison. Buttons read (left to right): "U.S. Penitentiary" and "U.S. Prison Service." Photograph courtesy of Mary Petrich-Guy.
Buttons
Metal buttons found at Kooskia Internment Camp, likely from the camp's prison era. It was once Canyon Creek Federal Prison. Buttons read (left to right): "U.S. Penitentiary" and "U.S. Prison Service." Photograph courtesy of Mary Petrich-Guy.
Buttons
Metal buttons found at Kooskia Internment Camp, likely from the camp's prison era. It was once Canyon Creek Federal Prison. Buttons read (left to right): "U.S. Penitentiary" and "U.S. Prison Service." Photograph courtesy of Mary Petrich-Guy.

Kooskia Internment Camp Archaeological Project

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Email: info@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho CDA

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-282-7900

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: University of Idaho Idaho Falls

Directions