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pile dwelling

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Definition of pile dwelling in English:

noun

(In prehistoric times) a dwelling built on piles over a lake.
Example sentences
  • The Late Neolithic pile dwelling of Palù di Livenza yielded archaeological remains typical of the Square Mouth Pottery and Lagozza Cultures.
  • Since the initial discovery of a pile dwelling, no less than 40 prehistoric archaeological sites have been found in the Serteya valley.
  • The Neolithic pile dwelling at Alvastra Was constructed from posts or ‘piles’ and is the only known construction of its kind in Sweden and, in fact, in Europe north of the Alps.

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