Sitting about 90 feet up a limestone cliff and adjacent to Beaver Creek, this alcove protected the building from exposure to harsh environmental elements. Built of limestone, roofed with sycamore logs and grass mixed with mud, it still holds 600 years after abandonment.
All by design, it gave the Sinaqua resources for WIld food, medicine, shelter and farming
Life was sustained by hunting wild animals attracted to the creek and practicing subsistence agriculture. These subsistence strategies included techniques to help them collect water in dry times and plant crops in difficult terrain. This created an abundant harvest of wild plants for edible and medicinal uses.