Sunken Huts

Denotes semi-underground buildings forming self-contained structures without a built floor, common to England and northern Europe throughout the first millennium CE and used variously for such functions as houses, storehouses, and workshops; use "pit dwellings" for prehistoric houses whose floors are generally deeply set below ground level.

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Go Historic ID
19053
Names
sunken huts
sunken hut
Grubenhäuser
Grubenhutten
huts, sunken
sunken-floor huts
plaggenhutten Dutch
plaggenhut Dutch
Grubenhaus Spanish

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Denotes semi-underground buildings forming self-contained structures without a built floor, common to England and northern Europe throughout the first millennium CE and used variously for such functions as houses, storehouses, and workshops; use "pit dwellings" for prehistoric houses whose floors are generally deeply set below ground level.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300137527. The J. Paul Getty Trust.