Skip to comments.New facilities added to Vore Buffalo Jump historic site
Posted on 07/10/2011 10:04:53 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch
Facilities are being added at the Vore Buffalo Jump Historic site west of Beulah, Wyoming, to make the site more accessible to visitors. And this summer marks the first time scientists working at the site have been protected by a shelter built last year.
The Vore Buffalo Jump is one of the most important archeological sites in the Black Hills area. It provides some of the most graphic evidence we have of how Native tribes living in the Black Hills area survived before the coming of Europeans and their horses.
There are thousands of individual buffalo bones at the bottom of the sinkhole; perhaps millions. There are also stone tools of all kinds, from arrow heads to stone choppers and skinning blades.
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I think this is an unprecidented SECOND posting in one day by me ping!
Glad to hear it!
Wouldn't want them to fall prey to the same thing that got this guy...
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Al Van Zee:Gee thanks Al, I will keep that in mind.
Beginning sometime around the year 1500, Indians drove buffalo herds into this giant sinkhole, and then butchered the remains of the animals that had fallen into the pit. Keep in mind they did this before they had horses.
Wait, I don't have to as I had History in school for eleven years, and remember that that Columbus guy didn't discover 'America' until 1492.
And it was after THAT, that the Spaniards came 'in force' with their horses. Which some escaped or otherwise just got loose and the rest as they say, is HISTORY.
So I assume Al's giving that tip for today's 'young adults'. Who are dumber than a box of rocks.
But hey. Putting a condom on a cucumber properly is a more important thing to know.
Ahh, the Noble Savage...