They occupied the tablelands in the central part of New Granada.
Other tablelands may be higher, but this is the one nearest the sun.
Buckalong was on one of the main routes by which stock were taken to market, or from the plains to the tablelands, and vice versa.
From here, stretching for miles, could be seen the white tents of the Federal encampment dotting the Culpeper tablelands.
The eastern zone, the tablelands, ends southward at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata.
Without the tropical rains of the Ethiopian tablelands, there would be no great rise nor any fertilising deposits.
Lofty mountains rise on every side, with deep ravines on the edge of the tablelands upon which the city stands.
So much of the tablelands is rocky and stony and unsuited for cultivation that no arable spots are allowed to go untended.
This immense watershed was created by the tablelands of the Rocky Mountains from which the drainage is easterly or westerly.
It was just open of the south end of some tablelands, and resembled a cupola superimposed upon a large dome.