Bison Drive sites

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The Boarding School Site

  • Not a cliff but one of the more common, lower but abrupt drops that led to a lower enclosure 
  • Stratigraphy revealed three main bone layers giving insite into size and season of herd.
  • Bison assessed using minimum individual technique, age from teeth wear, sex from pelvis
  • 3rd bone layer-fetal bone no mature males = Winter Drive
  • 2nd mature bulls, lack of young suggest rutting season- pemmican dried for winter 
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The gull lake site

  • Bison driven off bluff into depression serving as corral 
  • Five bone layers encountered 
  • 900 bison 
  • Burning of scrap indicates utilitation for grease and pemmican 
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