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      Third Sunday Archeology Program, Bison Kill Sites: Prehistoric and Protohistoric Strategies for Bison Procurement in South Dakota in Sioux Falls


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      February 16, 2020

      Sunday   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      33rd St. and Summit Ave.
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197

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      Third Sunday Archeology Program, Bison Kill Sites: Prehistoric and Protohistoric Strategies for Bison Procurement in South Dakota

      Michael Fosha, Assistant State Archaeologist at the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center, will discuss the results of research focused on identifying and testing bison kill sites in South Dakota. Bison kills involved communal efforts to drive bison to a location where hunters could kill multiple animals in a single event. Various strategies, such as jumps, impoundments and drivelines, were used over millennia by American Indians living in the Great Plains. Data from the study are being used by the South Dakota State Historical Society to prepare a National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation of bison kill sites in South Dakota.

      The program is funded in part by the David B. Jones Foundation, Augustana University's Mellon Fund Committee, Augustana University's Archeology Laboratory and the Sioux Falls Chapter of the South Dakota Archaeological Society.

      The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
      For more info contact: L. Adrien Hannus, adrien.hannus@augie.edu, 274-5493

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