cliff dwelling

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cliff dweller

1. A member of certain Ancestral Puebloan groups of the southwest United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on sheltered ledges in the sides of cliffs.
2. Informal A person who lives in a large apartment house, especially in a city.

cliff dwelling n.
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Noun1.cliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliffcliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff; "the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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Cliff Palace, which at 150 rooms is the largest cliff dwelling in North America, is a must see destination.
Descendants of rock doves, originally cliff dwelling birds, the feral pigeon has adapted well to living alongside humans and is an integral feature of town centres across the country.
A quarter-mile hike starting at the visitor center leads to a famous cliff dwelling called Spruce Tree House, which appears like a chiseled architectural marvel from the trail, then unfolds into a dynamic village up close.
Silverton follows Palmer's blueprint promoting rial rides and mine tours alongside Mesa Verde's ancient cliff dwelling.
It passed through areas above and below the cliff dwelling known as the Long House.
In addition to the photos and line drawings of artifacts, there are many map drawings that show the locations of early settlements, spectacular cliff dwelling sites, and tribal territories.
The day's adventure begins with a stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument, a five story cliff dwelling built by the Sinagua Indians in the year 1250.
Another of the publisher's complaints was the use of southwestern cliff dwelling for the set.
After rounding the last bend, we beheld the crumbling remains of a cliff dwelling built by Sinagua Indians in about A.
During the event, students will explore the 3D simulation of Mesa Verde's Spruce Tree House cliff dwelling, learn about Park management and sustainable tourism, and travel into the past to visit with Ancestral Native American Pueblos.
You can't look at a cliff dwelling without mentally filling it with people, and wondering how those people were like us and how they were different, why they came and why they left.
Sponsored by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Colorado, the trip will feature hikes and horseback rides to remote areas, including an ancient rock shelter, a Hopi village (the Hopi people trace their ancestry to the Kayenta region) and a 35-room cliff dwelling shelter.