Main Loop Trail Stop 12
NPS Photo by Stella Carroll
This house was reconstructed in 1920 to give visitors an idea of how some cliff homes may have looked. New archeological information suggests this reconstruction may not be completely accurate. Entry to this dwelling, as in Tyuonyi, was probably through a doorway in the roof, not in the front of the structure.
Rows of viga holes indicate the level of the roofs of the structures built in front of the cavates. These small dwellings would have had mud-plastered walls and floors that needed constant maintenance.
Did You Know?
Tarantula hawk hatchlings feed on the still living body of a tarantula captured by their mother. The mother tarantula hawk must fight the tarantula and then drag it to a burrow where she deposits an egg.