National and State Register

Cannonball Ruins

Montezuma County

This large settlement, occupied between AD 1140 and AD 1300, possesses the distinctive characteristics of "Hovenweep-type" architecture and construction methods and illustrates the shift of residential settlements to the rim of entrenched canyons. 

A black and white photo of the ruins with large stone bricks making up some walls and a door on the right side.

Cannonball Ruins 

Sylvanus Morley, an important figure in American archaeology directed his first excavation at the ruin in 1908.  Listed under Great Pueblo Period of the McElmo Drainage Unit, AD 1075-1300 Multiple Property Submission.