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date: 23 February 2024

Head‐Smashed‐In Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada 

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Timothy Darvill

[Si]A series of almost sheer sandstone cliffs surrounding a creek cutting into a shallow basin in a great plain, this site is the oldest, largest, longest‐lived, and best‐preserved buffalo jump in North America. Over 500 small stone cairns up to 0.3 m high and extending for up to 8 km from the cliffs mark the edges of drive‐lanes along which animals were stampeded.... ...

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