GISELA RUINS IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA

These ruins are a hilltop fortification near the town of Gisela, Arizona.  Thought to be left behind by the ancient Salado People. The ruins are composed of a main circle surrounded by quite a few individual rooms.

 

This is a common configuration for Southwestern native societies, with daily activities occurring in a central, communal area and rooms being primarily used for sleep and storage.

 

Many of the walls are still at chest height. The location seemed to be a good choice, with a commanding view of the surrounding area and an accessible water source.

This ruin was made even more exciting by the discovery of a grinding stone among the rooms.

IMPORTANT RUIN INFORMATION

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Photo Credit: Arizona Ruins & Petroglyphs

Photo Credit:  Arizona Ruins & Petroglyphs