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Encyclopedia > Dwellings

A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. A human dwelling, such as a house or apartment, is also called a residence or abode.


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Dwellings (4624 words)
When you consider that the dwelling was constructed out of what was available at the time and influenced by the climate in which they live(d), the differences in dwellings can be many.
To remain in one spot is to dwell, and we use dwellings as residences.
The conical dwellings were made from a framework of tree poles bound together with vine stalks and covered with either brush, grass or tule.
Native American Society (1229 words)
However, It should be noted that some of the ancient civilizations, the dwellings of the Anasazis, for example, were quite intricate in structure and accommodations.
It is theorized that the Anasazi eventually abandoned their cliffside dwellings due to drought and population explosion.
The Pueblos are descendants of the Anasazi who built great cliff dwellings up to five stories high and these structures are believed to be the basis for the later modeled adobes.
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