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    Bison Jump/mass kill and Native American Nutrition

    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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    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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    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.
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    Vore Jump in Eastern Wyo is mentioned in the book.

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    The wikipedia page on Buffalo Jumps mentions several other locations.

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    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!
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    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.
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    Looks like a good read. Thanks.
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    the great grass plains of Alberta, BC.
    Quote 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.
    Quote 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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