Do you dig archeology?

Print Article

The Kootenai County Historic Preservation Commission (KCHPC) and the University of Idaho will be unearthing history this upcoming week.

They will complete archaeological investigations and documentation of the site located in a protected area of Farragut State Park where Pend Oreille City stood in the 1860s.

Volunteers are welcome at any time during the survey, which will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. "Site-seers” are also welcome. This is a great opportunity to experience “public archaeology” where professional archaeologists work side-by-side with members of the community.

The goal of the project is to survey the site and document findings to determine if the site is a viable candidate for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Kootenai County currently has 42 historic properties listed on the NRHP. The KCHPC spearheaded the project with a grant application to the State Historic Preservation Office.

Since the grant was initially approved by SHPO in 2015, the site has had preliminary survey visits by professional archaeologists Dr. Stacey Camp and Dr. Robert Sappington from the UI Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology as well as several graduate students. These included Idah Whisenant, whose grant applications to the UI to do research on the site were also approved and instrumental in the project moving forward toward completion.

For info, contact KCHPC Preservation Action Committee chair Laurie Mauser at 683-1751 or mauserlaurie@roadrunner.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Beetles rock Corbin Park

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press By BRIAN WALKER Staff Writer POST FALLS — Western pine bark beetles have a ticket to ride right out of Corbin Park, but not before the pests have had their way with ponderosa pines. Preston Hill...

Comments

Read More

Who’s ready for college — and who’s not

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — Preliminary data released Friday by the Idaho State Department of Education shows local charter schools outpaced their traditional public counterparts in average SAT scores this year....

Comments

Read More

Are you ready for Ironman?

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press COEUR d’ALENE — It may be referred to as a “half Ironman,” but Sunday’s 70.3-mile sweatfest will start wet and end the same way. Beginning at 6 a.m. at Coeur d’Alene’s City Park, more than 2,100 par...

Comments

Read More

Atlas mill project may expand urban renewal area

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Developing the half mile of riverfront at the former Atlas mill site is among the first issues the city plans to address at its new property west of Riverstone. At a recent meeting with consultant W...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X