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Near Beulah in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 13, 2017
1. Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site Marker
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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.
 
Location. 44° 32.158′ N, 104° 9.388′ W. Marker is near Beulah, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on Old Hwy 14 3 miles east of State Highway 86. Touch for map. This marker is located within the Vore Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5526 Old Hwy 14, Beulah WY 82712, United States of America.
 
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
Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 13, 2017
2. Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site Marker
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); Paha Sapa, Black Hills (approx. 2 miles away); Petrified Trees (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beulah.
 
Also see . . .  Vore Buffalo Jump. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. AnimalsAnthropologyNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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