long-house

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1. Domestic building including living-quarters, byres, etc., under one roof, with access by a single entry-passage.

2. Very large prehistoric timber structure, apparently used for many purposes, the remains of which have been found in several sites in Western Europe.

3. Large timber structure raised above the ground on posts, and divided into apart-ments, found in Malaysia and Indonesia.

4. Communal dwelling or meeting-house of Native Americans.

Bibliography

Alcock,, Barley,, Dixon,, & and Meeson (1996);
Dawson & and Gallow (1994);
P. Oliver (ed.) (1997)