Oklahoma

The Bones of Badger Hole

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Relive the Dig »

At Badger Hole, Oklahoma, the Time Team America crew excavates what may be the largest Folsom-period bison kill site in North America. Long extinct, Bison Antiquus roamed the plains 10,000 years ago. How were Paleoindian hunters able to kill so many of these massive bison—weighing 1500 pounds each—without the help of bows and arrows or even horses? The lives of these ancient ancestors seem elusive, but by investigating bison bones, arrowheads and more, the Team discovers clues about their habitat, hunting range, and their ingenuity that will help us understand them.

TIME TEAM AMERICA'S CONTRIBUTION

Why We Went There

Why We Went There

The Big Questions

What We Did & What We Learned

What We Did & What We Learned

Field work, experimental archaeology, data collection and analysis, and interpretation

WHAT WE FOUND

What We Found

Fragments from Our Past

Check out some of the more telling artifacts found at this site.

CONTRIBUTING SCIENTISTS

Dr. Lee Bement

Dr. Lee Bement

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