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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 1981
Location: North America, Canada, Province of Alberta
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Description: The site (in south-west Alberta) through the remains of marked trails, aboriginal campground, and a tumulus filled with vast quantities of buffalo skeletons (American Bison) testifies to a custom practised by North American aboriginal peoples of the plains for nearly 6,000 years. The inhabitants utilizing their excellent topography knowledge and understanding of buffalo behaviour, chasing their prey over a precipice before killing it; the carcasses were then carved up in the camp below. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada on highway 785. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum of Native culture. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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