The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga
House 2012 Archaeological

For more information contact:
Dr. Stacey Lynn Camp
CELL: (626) 429-2912

Dr. Mark Warner


Basque Museum

611 Grove Street
Boise, Idaho 83702

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The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House Archaeological Project

The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House Public Archaeology Project is a collaborative effort between the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Idaho Archaeological Society, University of Idaho’s College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, and the Boise National Forest that formed in June 2012 to support the archaeological study of the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House. The project began when renovations on Boise's (Idaho) Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House’s exterior deck revealed an historic well filled with artifacts. As Boise’s oldest standing brick building, the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House dates to 1864 and represents an unprecedented opportunity to obtain a glimpse into the lives of some of the city’s oldest residents.

The excavations take place starting July 31st, 2012, and will cease on August 11th, 2012. We invite you to come visit our site in person during that time period or attend one of several outreach events scheduled to take place. The scheduled events are as follows:

Archaeological Site Visitation: Any time from 9am until 3:30pm between July 31st and August 11th, 2012 (closed on Sunday, August 5th). 

Artifact Show & Tell: Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30pm in the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Learn about artifacts discovered during excavations as well as meet project staff and volunteers.

Children's Archaeology Session: Saturday, August 4th from 11am-noon at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Children ages 6 through 12 years of age are invited to learn about archaeology in a hands-on activity. 

Please visit the rest of our website to learn more about the project, including our blog that will feature updates about our findings and progress. We also invite you to visit our Project Partners' websites, which can be found below. 

Any questions about the project should be directed to Dr. Mark Warner ( or Dr. Stacey Camp ( 

This project is being done in collaboration with:


Idaho Archaeological Society            The Basque Museum and Cultural Center            Idaho Heritage Trust