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Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation funds student interns to curate archaeological collection


March 5, 2020

The Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation (VBJF) has funded internships for two University of Wyoming undergraduates for the spring semester of 2020. Interns Sierra Ferris and Xavier Michael-Young are aiding in curation of the collection of bison bones and other artifacts that have been excavated from the Vore archaeological site.

The sinkhole at the site, which is located in northeastern Wyoming, was used as bison trap from about 1550 to about 1800 when horses and guns made on-foot “jumps” obsolete. The sinkhole was also the site of butchering. The remains of at least 5000 bison, killed in 22...

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