The Peterson site (also known as the Granite Falls Bison Kill) is an Early Plains Archaic bison kill in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. It was discovered in 1988. Field excavations were conducted between 1988 and 1990, followed by intermittent laboratory analysis and research over the last 25 years. This report represents the first complete analysis and interpretation of the Bison Bone Bed, the primary component identified at the Peterson site. The Bison Bone Bed at Peterson represents a 7,700 to 8,000 year old, late fall-early winter kill event with a minimum of 12 adult and juvenile bison present. The radiocarbon dates obtained and diagnostic spear points recovered demonstrate an Early Plains Archaic, Logan Creek Complex association.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - 2016|