Many people have come to the Grand Canyon for its majestic views.  Did you know that thousands have come to see the archaeological digs in the canyon?  Between 2007 and 2009, a team from the National Park Service and the Museum of Northern Arizona excavated nine sites along the Colorado River.  This was the first excavation in this corridor in about 40 years.  Archaeologists found artifacts such as potsherds and stone tools.  They took soil and charcoal samples from the discovered hearths for analysis. In addition to the finds, a virtual tour was developed.  To learn more about the archaeological excavation of the Grand Canyon and to take the virtual tour, visit its website.  To learn more about Grand Canyon National Park, visit its website.

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