The Meeteetse Museums is measuring bison crania found in the Bighorn Basin throughout the month of October by appointment. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (307) 868-2423.
The crania of a bison can tell us everything from age and sex to relative size, diet, home range, and more. By measuring crania from throughout the Basin we can begin to understand where bison lived prior to their removal in the late 1890s.
Staff will take several measurements on bison crania brought into the Museum which takes roughly 10 - 15 minutes. When the measurements are recorded and some photos taken, you can leave with your crania.
Once all the data is processed, every bison crania owner will receive an email telling them how their bison crania measured up against other bison in the Basin and any other information learned about them.
If you are unable to travel to Meeteetse, the Meeteetse Museums is setting up satellite locations on specific dates in the month. On October 31st, the Meeteetse Museums staff will be at the Homesteader Museum in Powell measuring crania there. For up-to-date information and additional satellite locations as they become available please visit the Meeteetse Museums Facebook page.