Cliff dwelling


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Cliff dwelling

Dwellings built by natives in the southwestern United States under cliff overhangs and on cliff tops, typically constructed of natural stone slabs with mud for mortar; roofs were constructed of earth-covered poles, or the underside of the natural ledge above was used as a roof.
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Her brother Douglass was working for the Southern Pacific at Winslow, Arizona, at the time and while visiting him she traveled to Indian missions, Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings, and the Grand Canyon.
To include these talks would have revealed the extent to which even those individuals with the best of intentions for the cliff dwellings also "meant to realize on them" to borrow the words of Tom Outland's worldly companion Rodney Blake (Professor's House 244).
The fires burned within feet of some of the cliff dwellings and just stopped.
The ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde rest atop a "sky island," so reaching them requires an hour-long drive up a winding mountain road after passage through the entrance gate.
The park's 800-year-old cliff dwellings are so ubiquitous in textbooks and museum dioramas, you imagine you won't be awestruck when you see them in person.
5-mile round-trip trail to the White House, a spectacular example of an early ancestral Puebloan cliff dwelling named for a long wall covered in white plaster.
The balance of the project time is spent at the cliff dwelling, working on designated walls.
In the southwest corner of Colorado Mesa Verde has long been a sellout destination, thanks to its ancient cliff dwellings that were home to the Anasazi.
Its centerpiece is a well-preserved Sinagua cliff dwelling.
Its trademark cliff dwelling, White House Ruin, is just as magnificent, and it's the only run you can visit without a guide.
Florentino Hornedo, describing cliff dwellings as a protection from attacks from unfriendly villages, could very well describe precolonial Itbayat.
We all recognize the incredible beauty of American Indian art--from the remnants of ancient wonders that we can explore and admire in places like Chaco Canyon and the Gila Cliff Dwellings to the traditional and modern art masterpieces created by Native artists to this day.