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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.


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


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Longhouse (241 words)
Longhouses described by the early French explorers and by the Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century were somewhat shorter.
In the 18th century, longhouses were replaced by single-family dwellings for residences, but continued as political and ceremonial structures.
Each of the 3 to 5 hearths, 6 m apart down the middle of the longhouse, was shared by 2 nuclear families of 5 or 6 persons.
Mohawk Iroquois Longhouse - Construction (2642 words)
Longhouses have another thing in common besides their shape: they were built to serve as a home for a large extended family.
The symbol for the clan was used in decorations of household objects, in tattoos, and on the front of the longhouse.
The length of a longhouse was determined by the size of the extended family that would live in it.
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