Have a Mac or PC? Then you have Chaco Canyon
Explore Chaco the way it is… And the way it was.
Virtual Archaeology in 3D
To unlock the secrets of Chaco Canyon, you’ll need to excavate the Great Houses, and find realistic Anasazi artifacts and objects. With each discovery, you’ll reveal more of the mystery.
Fun, entertaining, and highly educational for the entire family. No violence or controversial material, suitable for all ages.
Stunning 3D recreation of Chaco Canyon
All 14 major Chacoan buildings have been faithfully re-constructed. Excavate the ruins, find priceless artifacts, and the secrets of each Great House are revealed to you.
The Amazing “Sun Dagger”
The Sun Dagger is a remarkable celestial calendar of the Anasazi, aka “Ancestral Pueblo Indians”. Research by the Solstice Project has shown that the Chaco culture’s ceremonial architecture was built to align with the cycles of the sun and moon. The Sun Dagger is a remarkably accurate pre-historic calendar that tracks solstices, the equinox, and a subtle 18.6 year cycle of the moon.
This would have been extremely important for agriculture (planting, harvesting) and ceremonial events.
This program has a working 3D model of the Sun Dagger. Simply put in any date and time, and see how the play of light and shadows appeared!
Uncover the Secrets of Chaco Canyon
This program provides the user with a deep understanding of the Chaco Phenomenon. A fun, educational experience for anyone interested in Chaco Canyon, Anasazi, Native American or US History.
The fourteen key Chaco buildings have been brought back to life in stunning 3D. For the first time, see shadows of the moving sun and moon across the architecture and terrain of Chaco.
Realistic Day / Night Cycles
The canyon is faithfully reproduced. As you move around the landscape and architecture, watch the patterns of sun and moon, and the shadows they create for any date or time.
Virtual 3D Archaeology
For the first time ever in a consumer program, experience the excitement and thrill of excavating Pueblo Bonito and the other Great Houses of Chaco, revealing authentic Anasazi artifacts.
More than 40 artifacts have been reconstructed in 3D for you to excavate. Includes replicas of many important items uncovered during the early days of Chaco archaeology.
Functioning Sun Dagger
This alone is worth the price of the program. Visit the Sun Dagger, put in any time/date combination, and see how the Sun Dagger would have appeared. Simply amazing!
Supports Four Languages
Includes English, German, French, and Spanish versions.
Program Walk Through
Fly with the Birds over Chaco Canyon
As you restore the ruins of Chaco, you can fly freely with the birds across the canyon, and see your progress.
The Sun Dagger
Video: In-Game Sun Dagger in Action
Video: Pueblo Bonito Restored in 3D
The Anasazi of Chaco Canyon Program is a product of:
Shadowplay Communication, LLC
PO Box 61072
Boulder City, Nevada, 89006