from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dwelling or hut which is largely below the surface so that little more than the roof projects above ground, this often being covered with earth. The term is especially applied to such ancient dwellings of which little more remains than the hole or pit which they occupied.
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One such pit-dwelling, on the south side of the canyon opposite
A third pit-dwelling, its floor at a depth of 13½ feet, had been half washed away before we discovered it.
The surviving portion of that gully bank pit-dwelling was described by Roberts as "Arroyo House."
"In fact, pit-dwelling in northern climates affords no indication of race."
Japanese annals occurs in connexion with the slaughter of eighty braves invited to a banquet by the Emperor Jimmu's general in a pit-dwelling at Osaka.
Thus, the theory of a special race of immigrants anterior to the Yemishi has to be abandoned so far as the evidence of pit-dwelling is concerned.