Dogon Villages<br />The Dogon Village is the most popular place to visit in Mali. <br />The area is populated by about 350,000 people. <br />The Dogon people were on of the few African people who had the most success maintaining their religion. <br />
The Granary Tops<br />Granary tops are the basic roof of the mud brick homes in Mali.<br />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. <br />
Menstruation House<br /><ul><li> 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.</li></li></ul><li>Begnimato Granaries<br />The granaries were a part of the Dogon villages.<br /> The granaries are used for storing grains and other valuables. <br />Most of the Granaries were used to store grains and other valuables.<br />Some, like the granary in the photo above had a ladder made from a notched tree branch to get inside. <br />
My Conclusion-<br />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.<br />
Works Cited<br />"Images and Sites of Mali: Youga village." Web. 28 Jan. 2010. <http://homepage.mac.com/melissaenderle/mali/pages/youga.html>.<br />