Pit Dwellings

Houses, common during the prehistoric periods of many cultures, whose floors are dug out deeply below the adjacent ground level. Use "sunken huts" for multipurpose buildings of the first millennium CE, found in England and throughout northern Europe.

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19087
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pit dwellings
pit dwelling
dwellings, pit
pit-dwellings
pit houses
pithouses
holwoningen Dutch
holwoning Dutch
vivienda en un foso Spanish

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Houses, common during the prehistoric periods of many cultures, whose floors are dug out deeply below the adjacent ground level. Use "sunken huts" for multipurpose buildings of the first millennium CE, found in England and throughout northern Europe.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300137644. The J. Paul Getty Trust.