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Houses for the dead...what about the living?
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I was giving thought to Long Barrows such as the WKLB and how chambered tombs such as this are regarded as 'houses for the dead', but I wonder if there has ever been evidence to show that initially they were actually built as houses for the living before taking on another role?
If you conside the original ground plans for these chambered tombs they are very practical for daily use having in the main a 'living area' coupled with the 'side chambers/rooms' for storage or in fact 'bedroom' space etc. Before being capped with stone they may have been roofed with thatch as in a proper house/hut type construction of the time. Thoughts?

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Posted by Sanctuary
6th September 2010ce

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