shelter cave

shelter cave

[′shel·tər ‚kāv]
(geology)
A cave which extends only a short way underground, and whose roof of overlying rock usually extends beyond its sides. Also known as rock cave.
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Howard and Miller (1933) reported bones of sage-grouse from Conkling Cavern and Shelter Cave on opposite sides of Pyramid Peak at the southern end of the Organ Mountains in DoUa Ana County.
The presence of subfossil bones at Conkling Cave and Shelter Cave in southern New Mexico (Dona Ana County) shows that the species was present south of its current range at the end of the last ice age (Howard and Miller, 1933).
And when a strong wind blows at night, the shelter caves in on the six children sleeping inside.