Saturday, June 05, 2010

Chaco Canyon

Thursday we traveled to Chaco Canyon, south of Farmington, NM. This is a canyon which contains the ruins of the Chacoan people, who inhabited the area and built communities from A.D. 850-1450. They must have been wonderful engineers and workmen since their architecture showed such great skill and beauty. My photo program is not cooperating very well with me in creating a panorama of one of the Great Houses so I can't show you that here, but this photo shows some of what their ceremonial areas contained.

1 comment:

Gary Keimig said...

great posts, Susan. I have family in the area you are visiting. Some great country.
That was a great shot of the thunderstorm. Would make a great Susan Roper painting.