Lake Dwellings

Dwellings constructed in lakes on artificial islands or along lakesides often on wooden platforms over marshy ground, characteristic of prehistoric Europe, especially Switzerland, northern Italy, Ireland, and Scotland.

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lake dwellings American English
lake dwelling American English
dwellings, lake American English
dwellings, pile American English
palafittes American English
palafitti American English
pile-dwellings American English
pile dwellings American English
lake-dwellings British English
paalwoningen Dutch
paalwoning Dutch
viviendas en lagos Spanish
vivienda en lago Spanish
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