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INL Archeologist Suzann Henrikson Is Searching For The First People In Idaho

Idaho National Laboratory
(clockwise from left) INL Archeologist Suzann Henrikson; The Big Lost River cuts across the Snake River Plain near INL; An artist’s rendition of what the Snake River Plain might have looked like 13,000 to 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age.";

Archeologist Lael Suzann Henrikson operates out of the Cultural Resource Management Office of Idaho National Laboratory where she works to insure the labs are in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Her most recent project involved excavating the area south of Lake Terreton looking for evidence of the earliest residents to the region, believed to be ancestors of the Shoshone-Bannock peoples. Henrikson joins Idaho Matters to talk about the first Idahoans.