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Summary: Viking Houses in Waterford

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Six semi-underground houses, otherwise known as “sunken featured structures” have been excavated in Waterford. These houses were all sunk into gravel to a depth of 1m and the stones dug out were used to form a low bank around them. These houses had impressive stone built entrances which led down a corridor to a rectangular chamber. Most of the houses in Waterford were clay floored and wattle walled.

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