Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Face at Chetro

I'm sorry to mention the face, but I just can't get past that when looking at this photograph. I walked around the wall with the door and two holes in it, and turned around to look back and saw this. This pueblo ruin is called Chetro Ketl, and is the second largest pueblo at Chaco. It is also at the base of a cliff, as yesterday's photo at Pueblo Bonito was. What is not obvious here is the incredibly detailed stonework. There are at these pueblos, sharp edged right-angled corners, and thin stones carefully arranged in complex patterns. Remind me to show you a detail of the stonework.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is, to Sam, the stone version of a Chia pet head.