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Where the Buffalo Still Roam: Archeology of a Buffalo Jump and Prehistoric Village Site at Wind Cave National Park

Author(s): Anne Vawser ; Ashley Barnett ; Tim Schilling ; Michael Schumacher ; Allison Young

Year: 2015

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In 2011 Wind Cave National Park acquired new lands that include an important prehistoric site where American Indians once made their homes and practiced communal hunting. Two seasons of work at the site have resulted in the discovery of drive lines, rock cairns, processing areas, stone circles, ceremonial features and much more. What has been found at the site is equally as important as the way the work has been conducted, including the involvement of tribal monitors and volunteers, tribal consultation in development of park interpretive plans, and outreach to the local community about the importance of archeological site preservation and respect for cultural traditions. While our research is important to the advancement of archeological understanding of prehistoric use of the Black Hills of South Dakota it also provides us with the information to tell the story of plains tribal history to National Park visitors.

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Where the Buffalo Still Roam: Archeology of a Buffalo Jump and Prehistoric Village Site at Wind Cave National Park. Anne Vawser, Tim Schilling, Ashley Barnett, Allison Young, Michael Schumacher. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396366)


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min long: -113.95; min lat: 30.751 ; max long: -97.163; max lat: 48.865 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America