Anthropomorph Petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock
Petroglyph panel featuring anthropomorphic (human-like) figures

NPS/VIP Stuart Holmes


It is the stories of people are what make archeological and historic places interesting. Who were they? How did they live? What did they leave behind? Through examination of material remains, like remnants of ancient walls, artifacts, traces of roads, and symbols on rock, researchers pull together stories of the past. Petrified Forest National Park has a remarkably diverse and long human history. Evidence shows there are over 13,000 years of human occupation.

Prehistoric People
Explorers and Settlers
Scientists and Researchers
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Last updated: January 8, 2023

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