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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The main difference was that The Dover Cliff Dweller was written by a real-life convict serving time in Walton Prison.
JEWEL IN THE CROWN: The Mesa Verde National Park - home to the ancient cliff dwellers of Colorado.
From Phoenix, travel to Montezuma Castle National Monument, where 12th-century Indian cliff dwellers lived, on to Sedona and then to historic Williams for an overnight at the charming Mountain Side Inn.
As with other cliff dwellers, the aoudad's hooves are relatively large, equipped with soft, rubbery center pads, and edged with a sharp rim of hard nail, a combination that provides sure traction on almost any surface.
Practitioners of the Arts and Crafts movement, many of whom belonged to the Cliff Dwellers Club, a social organization for artists, authors, and businessmen, advocated the incorporation of Indian motifs in the decorative arts.
This is now populated by the Eloi, vegetarian hippie cliff dwellers whose number includes Maya (singer Samantha Mumba) and their nemesis the ape-like Morlocks who regularly raid the village for mates and meat.