41 minutes | Feb 18th 2021

Season 2 Episode 5: Bison of the Bighorn Basin

Note: Strontium analysis is another stable isotope system which looks at the geographic distribution of 87Sr/86Sr ratios in surface sediments to reconstruct mobility across a Sr "isoscape". Stable isotope analysis refers to oxygen, carbon, and nitrogen, but for ease of speech in this episode we've grouped them all together under "stable isotope analysis". Wyoming's Archaeology Awareness Month websiteMeeteetse Museums' Bison of the Bighorn Basin Project Update (February 2021)Skinner and Kaisen measurements used in the study can be found here starting on page 144 Donate to the Meeteetse Museums Bison of the Bighorn Basin Project: https://meeteetsemuseums.org/donate-to-meeteetse-museums/ Archaeology and Wildlife Management: "What the Past Can Provide: Contribution of Prehistoric Bison Studies to Modern Bison Management" by Kenneth P. Cannon"The Use of Natural History Collections to Inform Baseline Ecological Conditions: Case Studies from Paleontology, Archaeology, and Historical Zoology" by Chris Widga et alFish and Wildlife Service 2011 poster on archaeology and wildlife management   Gilbert Peak Bison: "'They Went as High as They Choose': What an Isolated Skull Can Tell Us About the Biogeography of High-Altitude Bison" by Kenneth P. Cannon Stable Isotope Analysis: “Middle Holocene Bison Diet and Mobility in the Eastern Great Plains (USA) Based on ?13C, ?18O, and 87Sr/86Sr analyses of tooth enamel carbonate” by Chris Widga, J. Douglas Walker, and Lisa Stockli can be found hereFor more information on bison locally: Dr. Ken Cannon's 2020 presentation on Bison in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.Special GuestsDr. Kenneth CannonWebsite: https://cannonheritage.com/Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kenneth_CannonEmail: ken@cannonheritage.com Dr. Jeff MartinWebsite: https://bisonjeff.weebly.com/Center of Excellence for Bison Studies: https://www.sdstate.edu/directory/jeff-martinResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeff_Martin5Email: Jeff.Martin@sdstate.edu Jason BaldesArticles written for the National Wildlife Federation: https://blog.nwf.org/authors/jason-baldes/Articles for more information: https://wyomingwildlife.org/baldes-bison-what-the-return-of-buffalo-means-to-native-peoples/https://woc.aises.org/content/jason-baldes-eastern-shoshone-wind-river-native-advocacy-center-executive-directorhttps://www.montana.edu/news/mountainsandminds/19345/the-descendantsEmail: baldesj@nwf.org Dr. Lawrence ToddWebsite: http://grslearchaeology.org/ Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lawrence_Todd Dr. Chris WidgaWebsite: https://www.etmnh.org/about/directory/chris-widgaResearch Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chris_Widga Email: widgac@etsu.edu
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