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Although the eight surviving structures resemble an underground village that was linked by a series of tunnels, the houses were actually not sunk into the ground. Instead, they were built into mounds called midden—large waste piles similar to compost. This midden acted as an insulator, protecting the occupants from the harsh winter climate.

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