Thursday, April 18, 2013
State Parks News
(Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:
What: A First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park presentation titled “The Ten Best Archaeological Sites in Montana.”
When: Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visitor center, 342 Ulm-Vaughn Road, Ulm. The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, off Interstate 15.
Who: Doug MacDonald, University of Montana Associate Professor of Archaeology.
Doug MacDonald, Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Montana, will talk about ten of Montana’s most significant ancient archaeological sites, one of which is First Peoples Buffalo Jump. He will delve into the history and research available on these sites, and have copies of his book “Montana Before History: 11,000 Years of Hunter-Gatherers in the Rockies” available.
MacDonald studies the prehistory of Montana and Wyoming. His current research is in Yellowstone National Park, studying how Native Americans used Yellowstone Lake over the past 10,000 years.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In the 2012 summer season (May—August) more than 15,000 people visited this state park.