from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In archaeology, a lake-dwelling or hut of prehistoric times constructed on piles over the surface of a lake or other body of water.
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Extending the generational scope, the two stay with Jorge's father, Matraca, in his palafitte, a hut on stilts above water; each father imparts knowledge and teaches patience to his son.
Acting as his own cinematographer (he also edited the film), González-Rubio pulls off a remarkable balancing act -- his HD camera is tropistically alert to beauty and sensation but also capable of effacing its own presence, whether in the cramped palafitte or on a narrow fishing boat.