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University of Calgary Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of Calgary Department of Archaeology:
Fairly extensive page, which includes:

An interactive Alberta Archaeology Timeline
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump page
Archaeological Society of Alberta
The department page also includes a useful collection of archaeology links.

University of Calgary Applied History Research Group The University of Calgary Applied History Research Group (Department of History) Multimedia History Tutorials:
http://www.ucalgary.ca/HIST/tutor. Provides dynamic tutorials on a wide range of historical topics, including:

Peopling North America: Population Movements and Migration
Canada's First Nations (under development, scheduled to be online August, 2000)
The Bison Economy of the Southern Alberta Plains

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park Information (Great Canadian Parks television series, available on Good Earth Productions website):


Parks Canada Head-Smashed-In Buffalo JumpParks Canada Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Page:
Includes fairly basic background information on buffalo jumps, photographs, map of buffalo jump site locations across Canadian and United States plains.

Discover Alberta Head-Smashed-In site.Discover Alberta Head-Smashed-In Page:


Extensive description of museum and buffalo jump site, along with a site history (including Blackfoot history). Page makes use of maps, pictures, diagrams, etc. Collection of links includes other southern Alberta historic sites.

Wahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological SiteWahkpa Chu'gn Archaeological Site Page:
We take make a brief stop across the border with this page, which presents a buffalo jump site located near the Milk River, in northeastern Montana. This buffalo kill site was used by the Besant, Avonlea and Saddle Butte peoples (the former two having hunted and camped on the southern Alberta plains as part of their migratory route). This page includes a virtual tour of the site, with excellent pictures of ancient bison remains.

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