Canyon de Chelly Timeline

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  • c. 200 BCE - c. 100 BCE
    First settlements are made at Canyon de Chelly.
  • c. 300 CE - c. 400 CE
    The earliest structures are built in the Mummy Cave at Canyon de Chelly.
  • c. 700 CE
    The Ancestral Puebloan Culture (Anasazi) is first evident at Canyon de Chelly.
  • c. 1060 CE - c. 1275 CE
    The White House Ruins are inhabited at Canyon de Chelly.
  • c. 1150 CE
    Canyon de Chelly reaches it zenith with a population of 600-800.
  • c. 1300 CE
    The Ancestral Puebloan Culture abandons Canyon de Chelly.