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Grand Canyon History
The first evidence of humans in the Grand Canyon Area dates back over 10,000 years. Basket making cultures, the nomad predecessors of the Ancestral Puebloan cultures first settled what is now Grand Canyon National Park around 4,000 years ago. The Basket making cultures were primarily hunters and gathers, while the Puebloans, are know for there numerous architectural feats in the American Southwest. Puebloan structures in the Grand Canyon are relatively small compared to other regions of the Colorado Plateau, but at least two significant settlements were built along the river.