Wanuskewin is part of the Tentative list of Canada in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Wanuskewin features topography that is unusual for the Great Plains of North America. A deep and wide valley cuts through the otherwise flat prairie, offering sheltered terraces and coulee depressions alongside a source of fresh water. Within this small radius are nineteen Pre-Contact archaeological sites that offer a complete record of cultural development on the Northern Plains, spanning 6,400 years. Habitation sites, bison jumps and pounds, tipi rings and the northern-most Medicine Wheel recorded in North America narrate the varied uses for the site, and demonstrate an evolution of land-use and methods for survival. Nowhere else is there such an extensive record in such close proximity.
Map of WanuskewinLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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