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Big Goose Creek Buffalo Jump



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The Big Goose Creek Buffalo Jump is an archaeological site consisting of a drive lane or approach area to the jump-off point, the jump-off point itself, and the stream bed below including a kill area. In 1966 Dr. George Frison, then Wyoming State Archaeologist and head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming, began archaeological test excavations at the site. The investigations which continued in 1970 revealed three levels of occupation and produced buffalo bones, stone butchering materials, and features thought to be boiling pits. Carbon-14 dating indicated the site was used in the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century placing it in the Late Prehistoric period. Brass projectile points and iron awls found at the site suggested the area was also used during the Historic or Proto-historic period.

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Date Added to Register:
Tuesday, February 12, 1974
Sheridan County
Sheridan County
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