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Cannonball Pueblo, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO



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Location
Cortez vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-202
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1081).
Building/structure dates: 1100 initial construction
0.2005
Significance: Cannonball Pueblo was constructed and occupied during the late 12th century by people associated with the ancestral Peubloan Mesa Verde culture which flourished 800 years ago. The Pueblo includes over 100 masonry structures located high on the edge of a mesa bench and is distinctive Pueblo III Mesa Verdean style architecture associated with the late prehistoric ancestral Puebloan culture. Many of the walls are built with large, closely-fitted blocks of rough-cut sandstone, which in many cases have been carefully shaped by pecking the exposed surface...

Subjects
Indians Of North America
Ruins
Sandstone


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Perspective view looking to the east/southeast of the north pueblo, south pueblo and talus structure
Perspective view looking to the southwest at the south pueblo
Perspective view looking north-northeast of the talus structure
Perspective view looking west of the spring water pool
Perspective view looking southeast of the spring
South pueblo tower and north pueblo looking from the south
South elevation of the south pueblo tower A
Door detail of the south pueblo tower A
North elevation of the south pueblo room 30
North pueblo (east elevation of structures 1 & 2) and south pueblo
East elevation of the north pueblo structures 1 & 2
South elevation of the north pueblo structures 1 & 2
West elevation of the north pueblo structures 1 & 2
Northwest elevation of the north pueblo structure 4
North elevation of the north pueblo
Petroglyph detail of north pueblo structure 4
East elevation of the north pueblo structure 5
Southwest elevation of talus structure and the north pueblo structure 4
North elevation of talus structure
Northeast elevation of talus structure
South elevation of talus structure


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