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In her kitchen, Keiko “Kay” Rohrdanz pours tea into small mugs decorated with blue leaves. Her two Dobermans circle around her, eager for a taste of the cake she’s putting onto a plate. Her home is a mix of traditional Japanese and American décor, and she radiates hospitality as she [...]

In her kitchen, Keiko “Kay” Rohrdanz pours tea into small mugs decorated with blue leaves. Her two Dobermans circle around her, eager for a taste of the cake she’s putting onto a plate. Her home is a mix of traditional Japanese and American décor, and she radiates hospitality as she sits down with me and […]

Editor’s note: This story is partially adapted from a Tribal historical write-up titled “The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.” One story about the land where the Idaho National Laboratory Site now sits begins with a muskrat. In the “Legend of Creation” held by the Bannock Tribe, the area used to be “nothing but [...]

Editor’s note: This story is partially adapted from a Tribal historical write-up titled “The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.” One story about the land where the Idaho National Laboratory Site now sits begins with a muskrat. In the “Legend of Creation” held by the Bannock Tribe, the area used to be “nothing but water.” As the story goes, […]

Cultural Resources
INL researchers recently imaged several fossils using a powerful X-ray microscope. The 3D images will be used to create exhibits for Wyoming’s Fossil Butte National Monument and help experts gain insight into the origins of these and other relics. [...]
INL researchers recently imaged several fossils using a powerful X-ray microscope. The 3D images will be used to create exhibits for Wyoming’s Fossil Butte National Monument and help experts gain insight into the origins of these and other relics.
Cultural Resources
A permanent “Way Out West” exhibit is scheduled to open Jan. 23, 2021 at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls. [...]
A permanent “Way Out West” exhibit is scheduled to open Jan. 23, 2021 at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls.
Integrated Energy
INL’s vast area is a treasury of Idaho archaeology. It holds the information from 13,000 years of the Shoshone and Bannock people and their ancestors. [...]
INL’s vast area is a treasury of Idaho archaeology. It holds the information from 13,000 years of the Shoshone and Bannock people and their ancestors.
Cultural Resources
When an Idaho Falls High School student, approached archaeologist Marie Holmer for help on their senior project in 2016, Holmer jumped at the chance to help [...]
When an Idaho Falls High School student, approached archaeologist Marie Holmer for help on their senior project in 2016, Holmer jumped at the chance to help
Cultural Resources
An INL archeologist, is the corresponding author on a new article about Owl Cave for American Antiquity for the Society for American Archaeology. [...]
An INL archeologist, is the corresponding author on a new article about Owl Cave for American Antiquity for the Society for American Archaeology.
Cultural Resources
INL archaeologists are obsidian originating in southeast Idaho to provide clues about Native American travel and trade routes over the past 13,000 years. [...]
INL archaeologists are obsidian originating in southeast Idaho to provide clues about Native American travel and trade routes over the past 13,000 years.
Cultural Resources
An INL archaeology team is leading an effort to uncover the remains of a pioneer buried beneath the ground somewhere within the desert Site. [...]
An INL archaeology team is leading an effort to uncover the remains of a pioneer buried beneath the ground somewhere within the desert Site.
Cultural Resources
INL historians helped Nancy Gavalis stand at the place on the Idaho sage desert where her father, lost his life almost 72 years earlier. [...]
INL historians helped Nancy Gavalis stand at the place on the Idaho sage desert where her father, lost his life almost 72 years earlier.
Idaho National Laboratory