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China's Shaanxi province, where the region's porous soil is particularly well-suited for easy digging is where the majority of these 'cave dwellers' or 'cavemen' live. It may sound funny or insulting calling someone a caveman/cavewoman in the 21st century but when you consider that most of these underground, burrowed dwellings have all the facilities of modern homes, perhaps in China it shouldn't be taken as an insult. The caves, or yaodong in Chinese, are usually dug into the side of a mountain. Their semicircular entrances are covered with rice paper or woven blankets to serve as makeshift doors.