Idaho Archaeology & Events

  • Pottery from our collections

  • The Warm Springs Site

    A cache discovery of large biface obsidian knives discovered beneath a housing project.

  • Howard Emry, Paleontologist and Jan doing fieldwork at the Quarry Sites;

IDAHO ARCHAEOLOGical SOCIETY AT the museum

Purpose:

  • To unite those interested in the archaeology of Idaho
  • To promote cooperation between professional and amateur archaeologists
  • To promote the systematic study of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Idaho
  • To promote public education and professional scholarship relating to Idaho archaeology

Archaeology is the scientific study of the human past through its material remains. As an environmental science that explores past human-environmental interactions, it is uniquely positioned to study long-term culture change. As such, the discipline not only provides a history of the past but a link to contemporary issues of climate change, global warming and resource sustainability.

The Great Basin Chapter formerly met at the Museum. However, the IAS re-organized and no longer has chapter meetings. The Museum will still hold curation project workshops for interested students and the public. Jan Summers Duffy can be contacted via email for this [email protected].

During 2012-2013-2014,  various workshops were held at the Museum for the group by Archaeologist Jan Summers Duffy to further curate the donated Huntley collection.

Past Events & Talks on Archaeology by the Museum:

Talks by Jan Summers Duffy:

 The Warm Springs Site, Idaho's Prehistoric Salvage Site, a state registered site;

The Buhl Woman, Idaho's Paleo Discovery;

The Lydle Gulch Site;

Stone tools of the Owyhees;

Owyhee Quarry Site and biface knives;

Origins, OJSMNH Exhibit at Boise Art Museum;

Petroglyphs - William Nance -  2014

 

Several talks have included curation workshops as well.

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Meeting - January 17th 2013

Intermountain Chapter Meeting: "Cro-Magnon/Neanderthal Sites in Dordogne and Viziere River Valleys of southwest France"


FEBRUARY 21, 2013 MEETING Intermountain Chapter Meeting:

Starts: 7:00 pm Ends: 8:00 pm

Location: BLM Boise Field Office (3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho)

Description: Tabitha Griffith Burgess, IAS member and archaeologist with Geo-Marine, Inc. will be presenting.

MARCH 21, 2013 MEETING

Location: BLM (see above address)

 

 

 

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