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(1) The unexpected discovery of a well associated with one of the earliest homes in Boise, Idaho, led to an archaeological excavation. The home was built by a leading citizen, Cyrus Jacobs, and later became a Basque boarding house. Today, it is a museum run by the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. (2) The University of Illinois excavates an industrial pottery kiln that began operation in the early 1800s producing the “tupperware” of the time, a commodity without which plantation life in the Edgefield District of South Carolina could not have thrived.

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Archaeology of Edgefield, South Carolina, Pottery Communities (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga Boarding House (Idaho Archaeological Society)

Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House (Basque Museum and Cultural Center)

The Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House Archaeological Project (University of Idaho)

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University of Idaho Department of Sociology and Anthropology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Anthropology