The Buttes ClipArt gallery includes 3 views of rock formations with steep sides and flat tops. Buttes are taller than they are wide. The are formed when a hard caprock protects a less resistant rock below from being worn away. Buttes are smaller than mesas and larger than hoodoos.
"Bear Butte, from the North." -Walcott, 1901
From the southeast, a man views Devils Tower or Mato Teepee, a national monument in Wyoming.
A table, in the sense of a landform, is a hill, flank of a mountain, or mountain that has a flat top.…