Bison Kill Sites in South Dakota, 9,000 B.C. – A.D. 1875: A National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Listing
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The state of South Dakota currently has over thirty recorded bison kill sites. With development, agricultural practices, and natural erosion a threat to many of these sites, the need to identify, evaluate, and protect these and other unrecorded bison kill sites within the state is imminent. To aid in this process, staff from programs of the South Dakota State Historical Society are conducting research on previously recorded bison kill sites within the state and are developing a statewide bison kill site multiple property submission for the National Register of Historic Places. Using a thematic approach, the multiple property listing outlines the environmental, ethological, and cultural contexts of bison (Bison spp.) kill sites in South Dakota from the Paleoindian Period to the Reservation Period. The listing also defines the property types associated with bison kills within the state and delineates each property type’s significance and registration requirements. The multiple property listing provides cultural resource managers with a standardized approach to identifying and evaluating bison kill sites in South Dakota, thereby facilitating the consideration of these important cultural resources in federal and state undertakings.
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Bison Kill Sites in South Dakota, 9,000 B.C. – A.D. 1875: A National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Listing. Jenna Carlson Dietmeier, Michael Fosha, Chris Nelson. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450301)
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