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Weiser in Washington County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

11,000 Years of Indian Occupation

 
 
11,000 Years of Indian Occupation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. 11,000 Years of Indian Occupation Marker
Inscription. The Weiser Valley provided an abundant environment for early hunters and food gatherers.

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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weiser ID 83672, United States of America.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
11,000 Years of Indian Occupation Marker Along Hwy 95 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. 11,000 Years of Indian Occupation Marker Along Hwy 95
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 937 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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