Archaeological Field School in River Street Gets Go-Ahead

An archaeological field school will be held in the River Street Neighborhood, Summer 2015Permission to conduct an archaeological field school at the Erma Hayman House in the River Street Neighborhood has been granted by the CCDC. The field school will also have a substantial public archaeology component designed to get the community involved in recovering a part of it’s heritage. This was covered in the Boise Weekly article “A House of Stone, a Heart of Gold.”

The field school will be directed by Dr. Mark Warner, chair of the University of Idaho Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and course credits will be administered by the University of Idaho. Warner told the Boise Weekly that this project is an excellent opportunity to capture some of the history beneath our feet. He will be supported by William White, PhD student at the University of Arizona, who will be the field director.

The field school will be held during the summer of 2015. Definitive dates have not yet been established, but they will be posted on this website as soon as possible.