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    I just wrapped up a great book on "Head Smashed In" a mass bison kill on the great grass plains of Alberta, BC. It can be found in pdf form for free here:

    http://www.aupress.ca/books/120137/e...Smashed_In.pdf

    Very good look into the process of harvesting and processing a mass bison kill. Fun to look at with a "paleo" frame of mind as well. The lengths humans have been going to for thousands of years to get animal fat..... well, it all makes sense. A vivid picture is painted of the crushing of bones, boiling in skins to get every last bit of fat out of them. Fat was (is) life for us humans.

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    that is so.

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    • #3
      I wonder if there are sites like that in the US, as well. Montana, ND or perhaps Wyoming, CO.
      You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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      • #4
        Grumpy Caveman: Bound to be, just a matter of finding them. Maybe archaeology/anthropology depts at big universities would be a place to start to find them

        And this is a really interesting link, thanks to Acmebike for posting it.
        Last edited by Analog6; 01-03-2011, 02:12 PM.
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        • #5
          Vore Jump in Eastern Wyo is mentioned in the book.

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          • #6
            The wikipedia page on Buffalo Jumps mentions several other locations.
            carl's cave

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            • #7
              If you ever get a chance to visit Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, it's so worth it! I grew up near there, and loved the yearly trips to the site with our school!
              The more I see the less I know for sure.
              -John Lennon

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              • #8
                There are at least 2 near here. One is over by Bozeman, MT. If you ever visit Lewis and Clark Caverns is within minutes. The other is in Challis, ID. At the highway junction is an historic site/info about the jump and then the mining in the area.

                Very fun, educational, and interesting.
                Last edited by IntrinsicArt; 01-03-2011, 06:36 PM. Reason: iPad typing...grr
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                • #9
                  Looks like a good read. Thanks.
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                  • #10
                    the great grass plains of Alberta, BC.
                    Originally posted by Grumpy Caveman View Post
                    I wonder if there are sites like that in the US, as well. Montana, ND or perhaps Wyoming, CO.
                    Originally posted by Acmebike
                    Vore Jump in Eastern Wyo is mentioned in the book.
                    Cripes. A thousand quatloos to whoever sees what I did there. Don't let me down.
                    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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                    • #11
                      LOL. I read that and didn't even notice. Montana is a state, not a city in North Dakota. Wyoming is a state as well. Both places listed in Canada are provinces. Oops
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Acmebike View Post
                        I just wrapped up a great book on "Head Smashed In" a mass bison kill on the great grass plains of Alberta, BC. It can be found in pdf form for free here:

                        http://www.aupress.ca/books/120137/e...Smashed_In.pdf

                        Very good look into the process of harvesting and processing a mass bison kill. Fun to look at with a "paleo" frame of mind as well. The lengths humans have been going to for thousands of years to get animal fat..... well, it all makes sense. A vivid picture is painted of the crushing of bones, boiling in skins to get every last bit of fat out of them. Fat was (is) life for us humans.
                        Very cool, thank you
                        I had no idea that this was used as a method of hunting bison, amazing!
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                        • #13
                          The process of gathering, herding, the kill, the processing, it is all just so amazing. For 8k (or more) years, humans on the N. American continent had mastered mass bison kills. I live in the Black Hills of SD and Native history and culture is all around me. The Vore jump is just an hour away, and I'll certainly be there this spring. I went to college at the University of Wyo, and had courses from George Frison, an expert on Native Plains hunting, culture, life, but it took reading this book ("Imagining Head Smashed In") just now, and in the proper "GROK" mindset to tie some info together. Do read the book if you get a chance, sure puts a lot in to proportion! I'll certainly try to get to the Head Smashed in Jump physically.

                          One practical thing I can take away, is to crush and fracture bones when making bone broth. Lots more minerals and fats get into the water that way!

                          And it would be interesting to gather up more of this information and citations of early European contact with Native Americans as to the dietary habits here on the Plains. It seems that their food choices highly favored fat. Not the low fat "lean meats" that Cordains' papers hypothesize....

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                            gc- i tend to zone out typos.
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                            • #15
                              Misabi, there is evidence that Cro Magnon people herded animals, including horses and bison, over cliffs 30,000 years ago in Europe. I read about evidence found in sites in the Ukraine, but now (of course) can't find the link. So it is an old method of hunting.
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