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longhouse

1. A multifamily dwelling usually having a rectangular plan divided by a central aisle along the length.
2. A 20th-century term for a building that once provided both the domestic quarters for a family and housing for animals.
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Kinship, names, titles and longhouses were all transmitted through the maternal line.
A great deal has been written about longhouses in Borneo--their structure, their function, their composition, and so on, much of it full of valuable and often detailed ethnographic detail, as with Freeman (1970) for the Iban, Geddes (1961) for the Bidayuh, Appell (1965) for the Rungus Dusun, Whittier (1973) for the Kenyah, Deegan (1974) for the Lun Bawang, or Rousseau (1974) for the Kayan.
In addition, we describe previously unreported Dorset longhouses and hearth-row sets and present new radiocarbon dates that may have significance for Dorset-Thule interaction.
AP) -- A journey that took almost 20 years recently ended when Lane Community College officially opened the doors to its new longhouse.
It is remarkable, and rare, to see such a richly written diary, filled with sharp observation of Iban daily life, but also unabashed to write simply on the mundane matters of living in a longhouse as an outsider.
James Rasmussen, longhouse director and third-generation Duwamish Tribal Council member, told The Seattle Times, "Our longhouses were burned to move Indians out of here.
My father told me that when the soldiers approached the longhouse, they tied their guns to ropes and dragged them on the ground behind them in order to demonstrate that they didn't come to fight,' says Matu as we sit in that same longhouse.
In Chapter 2, 'Shapes of the house', Hadler analyses the changing physical construction of the longhouse (rumah gadang), the most striking aspect of the matriarchate and the symbol of Minangkabau tradition.
The frame of the longhouse consisted of slender, flexible tree trunks.
Unlike Frank Speck, who examined Cayuga culture at a single longhouse (Sour Springs), Myers was less focused on culture than on social structure and social relations as reflected in his research at three longhouses.
The author takes on duos and triangles, the authentic and the counterfeit, films, films about films, reality television, construction and deconstruction, modernism and Haida longhouses.