Yokuts Culture Village, Southern California


Above: Drawing of Yokuts village, as described by journalist, Steven Powers, in the 1860s.

Yokuts Culture, San Joaquin Valley, CalIfornia; architecture still in use after centuries. The houses of the village were covered by a large shade structure (arbor or ramada), and were built upon raised ground to avoid spring floods from nearby gullies (arroyos).

Elevation is c. 27 meters (90 feet) above sea level.

Materials: wood shade structure; wood house structure with thatch and tuleroof.

Data for CG model:
1.Nabokov, Peter and Easton, Robert, 1989, NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE, Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford.

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