cliff dwellers

cliff dweller

noun
1.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of a prehistoric people of the southwestern U.S., who were ancestors of the Pueblo Indians and built shelters in caves or on the ledges of cliffs.
2.
a person who lives in an apartment house, especially in a large city.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

cliff dwelling, noun
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cliff dweller

noun
a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves 
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