History of the Stilt Houses in Chiloé Island, Patagonia, Chile

The palafitos are present in the edges of lakes, ponds, rivers, wetlands of the sea of all the continents, although they predominate in Asia and South America. These constructions served to protect themselves from hostile animals and neighbors. The origin in Chiloe would be associated with the maritime history of native peoples such as the chono (sea nomads), and the huilliche (earth nomads), that settled in the coast land of ​​Chiloe.

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