A New Digital Exhibit for the Arizona State Museum
opening December 8, 2017
Homol’ovi in Space and Time is a new touchscreen exhibit being developed by Virtual Southwest. Utilizing Chronological Virtual Reality, the exhibit will share 400 years of ancient life along the middle Little Colorado River Basin, near today’s Winslow, Arizona. By focusing upon digital interpretations of 30 years’ worth of research conducted by the Arizona State Museum’s Homol’ovi Research Program, the exhibit will share a digital model of an ancient landscape with several villages that are ancestral to contemporary Hopi people.
Working closely with Homol’ovi Project director E. Charles Adams, Homol’ovi in Space and Time will share the story of a unique people who adapted to a rapidly changing environment to not just survive but to thrive in a challenging ancient economy.
This page will be updated frequently to share highlights of this exhibit as it is being developed. The page is current as of 9/5/2017.
Update (9/5/17): On August 7-8, Doug Gann conducted a number of Gilacopter flights over the Homol’ovi villages to create the source landscapes for the new modeling efforts. Homol’ovi I, the Adobe Pueblo, and Homol’ovi IV are ready to go. Homolovi II is OK for planning purposes, but a larger, more detailed model of the regional landscape is needed. Chevelon is hopeless and will need to be entirely re-flown.
Homol’ovi I and the Adobe Pueblo
Hold your mouse button down to rotate model.