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west african structures

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will mcbeardsley

on 22 January 2013

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli West African Shelters What was used to build them? West african shelters were built mainly out of mud, grass, and clay. Why were these materials used? These materials were used because they were plentiful, they were effective, they withstood floods and they were easily found. They were built by creating a mud base, putting grass and twits to hold it together and then repeating untill you got to the roof then you put branches make twig supports and then put the mud on top. What were they used for? The buildings were used for almost nothing except for sleeping and storage. Who used them? The houss were used by mainely used bypeople of the village and their animals. Bibliography: http://meghansen.livejournal.com/

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