The stark beauty and life-sustaining resources of Grand Canyon have been luring humankind for millennia. Only a fraction of Grand Canyon National Park has been surveyed for evidence of such habitation, and already thousands of historic and prehistoric sites have been cataloged.
During this class, participants will learn and employ the latest archaeological surveying methods under the guidance of archaeologists from the NPS Division of Science and Resource Management. Using a remote camp close to Tuweep on Grand Canyon's western North Rim as a base of operations, participants will learn how to seek, identify and record archaeological artifacts. Participants will also learn about the lifestyles and history of the indigenous peoples who once called Grand Canyon home. Participants provide their own camping gear. Archaeology field gear and most meals are provided.
Day 1 Meet at the Pipe Springs National Monument; carpool to Tuweep and set up camp; orientation and archaeology recap
Day 2 Fieldwork
Day 3 Fieldwork
Day 4 Fieldwork
Day 5 Wrap-up fieldwork, organize paperwork and drive back to Pipe Springs