Weiser in Washington County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
11,000 Years of Indian Occupation
Archaeological excavation along Monroe Creek in conjunction with US-95 realignment yielded one of the most significant prehistoric sites in the region. Spear and arrow points and radiocarbon dates suggest the site was occupied for 11,000 years. Inhabitants hunted deer, mountain goat, and rabbit and gathered salmon, roots, berries, and seeds. Artifacts were found ten feet below the ground surface.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 487.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 15.267′ N, 116° 57.461′ W. Marker is in Weiser, Idaho, in Washington County. Marker is on U.S. 95 at milepost 82, 0.1 miles south of Appleton Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weiser ID 83672, United States of America.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 927 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.