pile dwelling


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Synonyms for pile dwelling

dwelling built on piles in or near a lake

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Between the Neolithic and Iron Ages, pile dwellings were formed on the banks of lakes and swamps to the north and south of the Alps.
Pile dwellings were unique abodes specially adapted for ground covered by water--piles were hammered into the lake and houses placed on top.
As a mark of their exceptional universal value, 111 pile dwellings in six separate Alpine countries were entered onto the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2011.