Dennis R. Holloway, Architect

Chaco Canyon Central, Chaco National Historic Park, New Mexico: Animation of computer model.

This model and animation project began in 1990. Time has passed and 3D softwares and old computer models became obsolete. So in 2009 I completely rebuilt a six square mile of Chaco Canyon's topography from USGS data, and reconstructed the ancient Great Houses, using data from Stephen Lekson's GREAT PUEBLO ARCHITECTURE OF CHACO CANYON, NEW MEXICO, and William N. Morgan's ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST. The animation begins with an eye level approach from the north to Pueblo Alto and New Alto (the highest Great Houses in the Canyon). From there we glide down to Chetro Ketl, and continue on past the Talus Unit, Pueblo Bonito, Pueblo del Arroyo, and finally out the South Gap.

Click here to see Chaco Canyon Central animation on YouTube.