Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Grand Canyon archeology exhibit

A new exhibit opened last week at the Historic Kolb Studio at the Grand Canyon titled, "Grand Archaeology: Excavation and Discovery along the Colorado River."

"Grand Canyon is a cultural homeland for many Native American people. Only five percent of the park’s 1.2 million acres has been surveyed for archaeological sites, and very few have been excavated.

These ancient sites hold deep significance for present-day indigenous people. Between 2006 and 2009, Grand Canyon National Park joined with the Museum of Northern Arizona for the park’s largest excavation project in nearly 40 years. During that time, teams of archeologists excavated nine sites along the Colorado River. Their findings revealed important new stories about the lives of the people who made the Grand Canyon their home. In this exhibit, you will experience the stories the archeologists uncovered. This exhibit is sponsored by Grand Canyon National Park, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and Grand Canyon Association."

It's open to the public April 30 – September 7, 2011.

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