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The Nuragic Villages
Archaeological research has brought to light, in many parts of Sardinia several villages attributed to various stages of the nuragic civilisation, and some of the most significant examples are present in the “resistive” territory of Nuoro. These consist of simple circular huts which, intersecting, are crammed tightly forming small “clusters” served by a labyrinth of paths. The huts were fashioned by a low circle of stones in the dry-stone method upon which a conic roof of wooden poles and straw was placed. But there are a large number of these houses where the high roof was formed of slabs and stones, exactly as were nuraghi were, with jutting internal walls: both of these construction traditions are still used in the territory of Nuoro and in other regions. Culturally and chronologically significant is the fact that the inhabited clusters were often found around the nuraghi or around the sacred wells, but sometimes far from both.
Meeting hut in the village of S.Vittoria (Serri)