Idea of Nature Lecture Series: "Idaho First: How Archaeological Discoveries on the Lower Salmon River Change Our Perspectives o

Mar 17, 2021  18:00 - Feb 1, 2021 19:00

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Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Who were the First Idahoans? Archaeological research at the Cooper’s Ferry site on the Lower Salmon River indicates that Western Stemmed Tradition people were living in the Columbia River basin between 16,560 and 15,280 years ago until about 13,000 years ago. This exciting discovery is strong evidence for the deep antiquity of human entry into North America during the late Ice Age: a time that horses and other charismatic megafauna roamed Idaho. The First Idahoans arrived before the opening of an ice-free corridor, which favors the hypothesis of boat-supported migration from the Bering Strait down the Pacific coast.

Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.

These lectures are free, open to the public and will be held virtually by Zoom.

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