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Grand Canyon GigaView > Grand Canyon GigaView #9 Nankoweap by Thomas Hayden

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Thomas Hayden Thomas Hayden
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0.22 Gigapixels
Date added
May 05, 2010
Date taken
Apr 01, 2010

Canon PowerShot S5IS


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One of the most rewarding hikes in the Grand Canyon, Nankoweap offers a glimpse into the life of a people who carved a living from the bottom of the Canyon hundreds of years ago.
According to the NPS website:
Experimentation with horticultural subsistence began in the Southwest around 3500 B.P. with the appearance of maize agriculture. Horticultural subsistence strategies still relied heavily on hunting and gathering local resources, though maize, beans, and squash were planted in locations where seasonal flooding allowed for the germination and growth of cultivated plants. With the adoption of a more sedentary lifestyle, storage cists and granaries were used to store surplus supplies and pottery appeared by A.D. 500. The gradual shift to village life is referred to as the Formative Period, lasting from A.D. 500 to 1540 (Neal et al. 1999).

During the Formative Period, the semi-sedentary occupants of Grand Canyon began producing baskets, sandals, and storage features such as slab-lined cists and granaries. This tradition first appears in the Southwest around A.D. 1. The period, often viewed as a transition to agriculture, marks the beginning of horticultural subsistence strategies. Initially, dwellings appeared as shelters in overhangs and caves. By A.D. 500, circular pithouses appear in small aggregates, suggesting the beginning of village life. Pottery appears at this time, often graywares with black painted designs. In eastern Grand Canyon, these occupations have been associated with Cohonina peoples (Schwartz 1969).

Grand Canyon GigaView is a gigapixel virtual tour of the Grand Canyon created with a collection of GigaPan images taken on a private rafting trip in April 2010 and geolocated in Google Earth. Explore the journey grandcanyongigaview.tumblr.com Will open in a new tab or window/
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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 221 megapixels (22296 x 9952 pixels)
Input images: 135 (15 columns by 9 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 160.7 degrees high (top=86.5, bottom=-74.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Image size: 3264x1832 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-04-01 19:08:07 - 2010-04-01 19:24:04
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.02
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 36.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 50.1 to 92.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.7 to 43.4 percent
Computer stats: 3002.45 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 12:38 (5.6 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 3:32, Projection: 1:35, Blending: 7:30
(Preview finished in 6:32)

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