In south-west Alberta, the remains of marked trails and
an aboriginal camp, and a tumulus where vast quantities of buffalo
(American Bison) skeletons can still be found, are evidence of a custom
practised by aboriginal peoples of the North American plains for nearly
6,000 years. Using their excellent knowledge of the topography and of
buffalo behaviour, they killed their prey by chasing them over a
precipice; the carcasses were later carved up in the camp below.