TWIN FALLS – If you know where to find them, you can visit most of Idaho’s significant archeological sites because they’re located on the vast tracts of Idaho’s publicly-accessible federal land. But some 900 square miles of southeast Idaho have been locked up against public intrusion since 1949, preserved and protected within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory. Within those guarded fences lies thousands of years of evidence of human history and migrations.
At 7:30 p.m. May 11, INL Archeologist Brenda Ringe Pace will share her 30 years of prehistoric findings at the final Herrett Forum of the school year. Her talk will highlight the careful documentation and study of 13-thousand years of human land use in what is now southeast Idaho, including where the ancient inhabitants lived, how they hunted and fished, and how they moved from place to place following their sources of food.
The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.