Dogon Villages The Dogon Village is the most popular place to visit in Mali. The area is populated by about 350,000 people. The Dogon people were on of the few African people who had the most success maintaining their religion.
The Granary Tops Granary tops are the basic roof of the mud brick homes in Mali. You need to construct a Granary top you need 12 by 16 feet. It had a grain compartment in each end. Grain was deposited through square ports high under the gables, or sometimes in the roof. A door in the middle of one of the longer sides provided access to a central interior alley between the compartments where grain was removed.
A Menstruation House, is a house that only Women use.
In Mali when a woman is on their period it’s considered very unclean, so they have to stay in a Menstruation Home.
The home is attended by older women, non- menstruating women.
Begnimato Granaries The granaries were a part of the Dogon villages. The granaries are used for storing grains and other valuables. Most of the Granaries were used to store grains and other valuables. Some, like the granary in the photo above had a ladder made from a notched tree branch to get inside.
My Conclusion- In my opinion I don’t think that a mud Dome would survive in Caldwell County because of the weather. The mud domes stay cooler inside so in the winter you will be froze.
Works Cited "Images and Sites of Mali: Youga village." Web. 28 Jan. 2010. <http://homepage.mac.com/melissaenderle/mali/pages/youga.html>.