This formation often appears in the cliffs and small canyons bordering on the streams, and in it are found the cavate lodges.
These cavate rooms were arranged tier above tier in a very irregular way.
The lowest stratum shown in the figure is that in which almost all the cavate lodges occur.
These cavate lodges afford a fair idea of the best known of these prehistoric dwellings in this part of Arizona.
cavate lodges are distributed generally over the whole northern portion of the region here treated.
All available evidence would indicate that the cavate dwellings were permanent habitations.
It will be seen that the first group described bears a remarkably close resemblance to the cavate lodges on the Rio Verde.
There are several square ruins on top of the mesa above the cavate dwellings.
This tradition was derived from an old Walapai Indian whose grandfather was alive when the cavate lodges were occupied.
This room has also a small cist of masonry in one corner, which calls to mind certain sealed cavities in the cavate dwellings.