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Cerro El Gallo



(You are looking straight down from the aircraft at a hilltop)

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Cerro el Gallo is one of the smaller Chihuahuan cerros de trincheras and has not yet been investigated carefully. The ring at the top of this hill is about 50 meters in diameter, and the constructions here are less extensive than those at Cerro Juanaqueña and Cerro Vidal. A brief field inspection here also suggests that this hill was not used as intensively as the other two. On all three sites the stone work was created by removing loose rocks from the surface of the hill and piling them into long windrow-like piles referred to here as walls. On steeper slopes the loose surface rocks were pushed downslope to form lobe-shaped terraces.

-- John Roney