In the Arizona National Park, 1,300-year-old tools for work and housing have been found, which shows that there was an indigenous settlement on those lands.
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park is a National Park located in Arizona (United States) located in the communities of Navajo and Holbrook. The highest concentration of petrified wood ( Araucarioxylon arizonicum , a species of conifer) has been found there .
The temperatures in the Park range between 38ºC during the day and 22ºC at night , with the coldest month being January and the warmest July. In the middle of winter, the wind can reach 100K/h; and although in summer it is a simple breeze, the whirlpools and sand storms that usually form are several hundred meters high in the Petrified Forest of Arizona.
As for rainfall, it tends to be more abundant between the months of July to September, in these months being half of the average annual rainfall and appearing in the form of thunderstorms; On the other hand, and although it is difficult to maintain it, snow usually falls between October and April.
Although its weather can be a bit difficult in some months, the Petrified Forest is a wonderful place for sightseeing. In fact, there are off-piste excursions (which had not previously been open to the public) such as, for example, through the Red Basin or Devil’s Playground .
Discovery by making measurements
During some simple measurements in the Petrified Forest National Park, archaeologists found some tools and stone houses that dated between 200 AD and 700 AD; The conclusive evidence to support this period was the ceramics found.
A few months ago, specifically in June, they had already found between 50 and 70 semi-subterranean houses among the dunes, thus calculating an average of about 125 inhabitants in total for that complex.
The Age of Basket Weaving
During the so-called ‘basket-making era’ was when the Native Americans settled together as a community and planted crops in that area (researchers believe); Furthermore, the sites of this type that they usually find are small and, in their opinion, this one stood out for being larger (especially due to the large number of structures in the same place).
In addition to the houses and ceramics, the team found rudimentary stone and petrified wood tools and shell necklaces; The only thing they have not found in the settlement were human remains.