N. Ky. Ancient Indian Buffalo Hunt & Kill Site Rare Find

UNION, Ky. (AP) - Archaeologists have dug up and will display evidence of an American Indian bison hunt that happened hundreds of years ago in northern Kentucky.

Evidence at the site shows hunters killed and butchered the animals with stone tools, leaving the bones and tools behind.

The bones were discovered in Big Bone Creek several years ago but left there.

Staff from the Cincinnati Museum Center and volunteers spent a week in August digging up the artifacts.

Glenn Storrs, head curator for vertebrate paleontology at the center, got permission from the state to dig while the creek's water was down. Though it was already low, part of the river had to be dammed and water was pumped out.

"This is one of the very few documented bison hunt-and-kill sites in the Ohio Valley, so it's very exciting," Storrs told The Kentucky Enquirer.

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  • by RICHARD FAIR on Nov 16, 2008 at 05:12 PM
    it will probably wind up hidden in some dark hole at some universty just like all the other artifacts found here in Ky .They will only display what some of us call junk artifacts and keep the real nice stuff for themselves .I saw a , or what the capital said was a real nice collection at the capital building some time back and to be honest i have field finds that were better .its a shame that the common public dont get to see everything that UK EKU ect "dig up"every year only to wind up as "educational" material .BULLS::T
  • by sheila Location: barbourville ky. on Nov 16, 2008 at 02:59 PM
    i think this is great i would love to see the bones where will they be at.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    Oliver and I are in a quandary about the bones of our kindred species. Although we are in fact house pets and the noble bison played a huge part in the survival of the native Americans and early settlers we feel their removal from their resting place should be treated with respect and honor. TENJOOBERRYMUDS
  • by Tina Location: Corbin KY on Nov 16, 2008 at 05:54 AM
    ok so whats the deal? are they going to place this in the Cincinnati Museum or in one of the Museums here in Ky where they found it. I don't see how they can say it is one of the very few hunt and kill sites in the Ohio Valley if it was found right here in KY. Yes i do have to addmit thaqt is really exciting.
  • by Ken Location: USA on Nov 16, 2008 at 05:44 AM
    Wow, awesome. It's a good reminder that Daniel Boone didn't "discover" Kentucky. Does anyone know where these artifacts will be displayed?


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