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The Bones of Badger Hole

8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 26, on WILL-TV: Time Team America investigates a bison kill site in western Oklahoma that dates to about 10,000 years ago.

The teeth preserved in this ancient bison jaw bone gave the team important clues about how people and animals may have lived 10,000 years ago.

The teeth preserved in this ancient bison jaw bone gave the team important clues about how people and animals may have lived 10,000 years ago.

At Badger Hole, Okla., the Time Team America crew excavates what may be the largest Folsom-period bison kill site in North America. Long extinct, Bison Antiquus roamed the plains 10,000 years ago. How were Paleoindian hunters able to kill so many of these massive bison—weighing 1500 pounds each—without the help of bows and arrows or even horses? The lives of these ancient ancestors seem elusive, but by investigating bison bones, arrowheads and more, the Team discovers clues about their habitat, hunting range, and their ingenuity that will help us understand them.

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