Humans have occupied and utilized the land of Petrified Forest for over 13,000 years. Archeology is the study of these people through sites and artifacts.
Archeology is the study of the human past through archeological sites and artifacts. The human history of Petrified Forest National Park reaches back more than 13,000 years.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.