Long house

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In archaeology and anthropology, a long house or longhouse is a type of long, narrow single room building built by peoples in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America.

A Native American long house (in English: Native American longhouse) is a traditional dwelling of the Indians of North America (or North American Indians ).


Many were built from timber and often represent the earliest form of permanent structure in many cultures. Types include the Neolithic long house of Europe, the Medieval Dartmoor longhouse and the Native American long house

This is a house built of wood elongated. Its length is about twenty to thirty feet long, sometimes up to one hundred meters, while its width is generally five to seven meters. The house usually has a door located in the main axis. Inside the house there are two sets of recesses arranged on either side of the longitudinal axis. A totem is sometimes placed in front of the house.The longhouses were combined to form a village.

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