Archaeological Excavation Set to Start at One of Boise’s Oldest Buildings

Friday, June 6


BOISE, Idaho – June 6, 2014 -- University of Idaho archaeologists will be excavating near one of the oldest buildings in Boise the week of June 9. The “surgeon’s quarters” building was one of the first buildings constructed as part of Fort Boise. 

The excavation is happening because the building will be renovated and the Veteran’s Administration and Preservation Idaho recognized a unique opportunity for archaeologists to partner with the preservation community to learn a bit about what life was like in Boise 150 years ago.  

The volunteer team will work to recover lost and forgotten objects of everyday life. The project is open to the public. Visitors will be able to see archaeologists at work excavating and processing found materials. 

The excavation will be open to the public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 9-13 at the Veterans’ Administration Grounds, 500 West Fort Street, Boise, Idaho.


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Contacts:
Gemma Gaudette
University Communications
208) 284-0461
gemma@uidaho.edu 





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