Human History of the Grand Canyon
Paleo-Indian 8,000 B. C. (10,000 years ago)
These people dominated the area for over 6,000 years living among and hunting the megafauna of the time. These animals included the bison, mammoths, the stag moose, mastodons, giant beavers and huge ground sloth's. People of this era made split twig animal effigies from willow twigs and cottonwood. So many split twig figurines have been found (first in 1932) that they are no longer collected. The animal shaped figures have been dated to be 4,000 years old. They were preserved in the red wall limestone caves of the Grand Canyon. Arrowheads made by the Archaic cultures have been found on the rim as well as the inner canyon. Technology: Projective points, short distance spear. Food: The people moved around often to follow the megafauna that they hunted.
2500 - 3000 B.C
The Ancestral Puebloans or
Ancient Pueblo (Anasazi)
What happened to the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi)?
Other people who lived in the Grand Canyon
Directions to the Grand Canyon North Rim - From Zion National Park, travel SR-9 to Mt. Carmel Jct., then turn south on US-89 to Kanab. There is only one stop light in Kanab; this is where US-89 changes to SR-89A. Fredonia, Arizona is just a few miles away, across the Utah - Arizona border. Take SR-89A to Jacob lake (36 miles), then take SR-67 to the Grand Canyon North Rim park entrance.
North Rim Grand Canyon Location - The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is 85 miles from Mount Carmel Junction, which is located on the east side of Zion National Park. Many who visit the National Parks of Southern Utah add the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to their travel plans and those visiting the North Rim of the Grand Canyon often visit Zion National Park.
Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona
History of the Thunderbird
Stay in the heart of the parks, Mount Carmel Junction, and visit the treasures of the Southwest and Utah.
North Rim Grand Canyon Information