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semisubterranean

Definitions

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  • adj. Partially subterranean, partially underground.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ subterranean

Examples

  • The Archaic people also built semisubterranean pit houses with deep storage pits, hearth stones and reflector stones.

    Bird Cloud

  • In addition, the Inuit pattern of winter settlement across much of Nunavut changed from the land to the sea ice and the Thule Culture Classic Stage semisubterranean whalebone and boulder house was abandoned in many areas for the snow igliuk or iglu.

    Climate change impacts on Canadian Inuit in Nunavut

  • They occupied a few permanent villages, the largest of which we now know as Botai, and lived in small, square semisubterranean houses.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The earliest monuments that survive from the period of approximately 300 B.C. to A.D. 200 are the semisubterranean temple (background) and the Chunchukala Complex (foreground).

    Interactive Dig Tiwanaku - Field Notes 2004: Conclusion

  • Probably the semisubterranean temple and the Chunchukala Complex continued in use, but only as part of the larger Kalasasaya Complex.

    Interactive Dig Tiwanaku - Field Notes 2004: Conclusion

  • To the east, other late Ice Age people adapted to life on the open steppe-tundra, relying on mammoth bones, skins, and sod to build dome-shaped, semisubterranean houses.

    2. Eurasia and Siberia

  • The roomy semisubterranean dwelling was strong and built to last many years.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The place had such a familiar feeling that she half expected to see the long, semisubterranean earthlodge of the Lion Camp tucked into the side of the slope at the back of a river terrace, with grass growing out of the sides, a rounded top, and the perfectly symmetrical arched entrance that had so surprised her when she first saw it.

    The Plains of Passage

  • The Mamutoi were sedentary in the winter, and this group, like the rest, lived in a permanent encampment or community of one or two large or several smaller semisubterranean earthlodges, which they called Falcon Camp.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Jondalar was knotting a tie around their rolled-up sleeping furs when she stepped down into the semisubterranean earthlodge.

    The Plains of Passage

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