or rock shel·ter
- a shallow cave or cavelike area, as one formed by an overhanging cliff or standing rocks, occupied by Stone Age peoples, possibly for extended periods.
Origin of rock-shelter
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for rock-shelter
The rock-shelter and the cave are the homes which men seek from the advancing cold.The Story of Evolution
I also passed a rock-shelter, which served as a permanent home.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)
This discovery was made in a rock-shelter during its excavation in the autumn of 1909 by M. Peyrony.Prehistoric Man
W. L. H. Duckworth
The disappearance of the herds caused Fleetfoot and Willow-grouse to leave the rock-shelter.The Later Cave-Men
Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
That the upper story took its name from the rock-shelter may be further illustrated.A Study of Pueblo Pottery as Illustrative of Zuñi Culture Growth.
Frank Hamilton Cushing