Excavation underway at Castle home

Posted at 6:34 PM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 06:44:42-04

Both deaf and mute, one of Boise's most well-known artists spoke volumes through his work.

James Castle is no longer alive but the legacy he left behind still thrives.

In fact, there is an effort underway to preserve the history of his life.

On Thursday, archeologists began digging into an excavation project outside Castle's home located at 5015 Eugene St.

The public is welcome to stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

"It's a good opportunity for people to learn about archeology and what archeology can do in a city and to see it," says Mark Warner, University of Idaho sociology and anthropology chair. "I mean, people can come park across the street, walk 20 feet and and see archeology in action. Most the time, you can't do that."

The crew will be working at the site through Oct. 12. You can take a tour, see items they've found and learn more about the unique artist and the city's plans for the site.