Near Beulah in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site
The Vore site was discovered during the construction of Interstate Highway 90. A crew of archaeologists from the University of Wyoming spent two summers (1970 and 1971) determining the horizontal and vertical extent of the cultural materials (nearly 150 feet wide by more than 20 feet deep). Analyses of these excavations established the Vore site as one of the most spectacular large mammal kill sites known in the world. The Vore site is certainly one of the most significant Plains Indian sites for the critical Late Prehistoric Period it represents. Additional excavation has occurred since the mid-1990s. Much has yet to be learned about Prehistoric plains Indian history and culture as well as many other scientific topics. With less than 10 percent of the Vore site excavated, the research potentials here are enormous and very exciting.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans.
Location. 44° 32.158′ N, 104° 9.388′ W. Marker is near Beulah, Wyoming, in Crook Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5526 Old Hwy 14, Beulah WY 82712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Community Processing Plant (a few steps from this marker); Trapping Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Preparing for Impending Blizzards (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ideal Hunting Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Understanding Bison Behavior Brought Success (within shouting distance of this marker); Vore Buffalo Jump (within shouting distance of this marker); The Custer Trail (approx. 2½ miles away); Rich Colors, Rich Lands (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beulah.
Also see . . . Vore Buffalo Jump. Site website homepage (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.