WASHINGTON — If you have driven through Fort Macleod in southwestern Alberta, Canada, you may have noticed a blue highway sign proclaiming “Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Next Exit.” It is a location name that sort of sticks with you and makes you want to go find out more. And you SHOULD!
The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosts a fantastic cultural experience of the lives of ancient Plains people. The location is significant for its cultural, archaeological, and scientific interest.
It is one of the oldest and most well-preserved sites known that gives an archaeological insight into communal hunting and living by people over 6,000 years ago.
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