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This goes with Erickson's story for Monday, July 3, slugged C2CO _BISON. The story is about the Hudson-Meng Bison Kill, near Crawford, Nebraska. The site was originally excavated by archaeologist Larry Agenbroad in the 1970s. This photo shows a portion of the bone bed exposed by Agenbroad's crew in the '70s. Agenbroad concluded that ancient Paleoindian hunters drove about 400 bison off a small cliff about 10,000 years ago. About twenty years later, a Colorado State University researcher and his colleague concluded that the animals probably died from a natural event -- such as a lightning strike or a grassfire that asphyxiated them. The debate continues today; University of Colorado archaeology students excavated a portion of the site this summer. Credit for all of these photos: Larry Agenbroad.

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