Remnants of Jicarilla Tipi (image) Southern Methodist University Caption Today, bases of tipi rings, such as this one discovered during field work in the Rio del Oso Valley of New Mexico, are all that remain of historic Jicarilla homes in the archaeological record. Tipi ring stones would have been used to secure the superstructure. Credit B. Sunday Eiselt, SMU Usage Restrictions Please credit Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.