Support Provided ByLearn More

Time Travel in the Grand Canyon

What does this geological wonder reveal about North America’s deep history?

Publish Date: Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova
By Arlo Perez

Within the Grand Canyon, each stratum of soil is a chapter, and together they form the story of America’s epic geological history. This history stretches hundreds of millions of years into the past, and by rappelling into the Grand Canyon, geologist Kirk Johnson witnesses a sampling of it.

Support Provided ByLearn More

Explore More

Major funding for "Making North America" is provided by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation.

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.