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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Alberta, Canada.

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Native Americans found a quick and easy way to get a lot of food fast was to chase a herd of bison over a cliff then going down below to carve them all up for easy transportation. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of the bet preserved of these early abattoir precipices. Bison tracks running between two ridges and of course the large number of bones on the canyon floor as testament to this efficiency. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, an Interpretive Centre explaining more about the Blackfoot peoples who lived in this region has been built into the cliffs of the jump.

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'In south-west Alberta, the remains of marked trails and an aboriginal camp, and a tumulus where vast quantities of buffalo (American Bison) skeletons can still be found, are evidence of a custom practised by aboriginal peoples of the North American pla… Read more...

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