Imagining head smashed in aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern plains athabasca university press jack w brink on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers winner of the 2009 saa public audience book award for millennia aboriginal hunters on the north american plains used their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour to drive their quarry over cliffs. Ive just finished reading jack brinks beautiful award winning biography of six thousand years at that sandstone cliff imagining head smashed in aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern plains for so many reasons imagining head smashed in should be a required text in albertas schools indeed in schools across canada. At the place known as head smashed in in southwestern alberta aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6000 years before european contact the large communal bison traps of the plains were the single greatest food getting method ever developed in human history. Jack w brink is archaeology curator at the royal alberta museum in edmonton canada he received his ba from the university of minnesota and his ma from the university of alberta his interests also include the study of rock art images of the northern plains and he enjoys working with aboriginal communities on heritage issues. At head smashed in buffalo jump in southwestern alberta canada aboriginal people practiced a spectacularly successful form of group hunting for nearly 600
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