Human settlement facts for kids
Settlement refers to the action of people coming together to live in an area. Settlement is a general term used in archaeology, geography, history and other subjects for a place where people live (either permanently or temporarily). When they come from far away it is sometimes called a colony. The term may include hamlets, suburbs, towns and cities. Nomadic people do not settle.
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The small town of Flora, Oregon in the United States is unincorporated, but is considered a populated place
Some settlement sites may go out of use. This location in Estonia was used for human settlement in 2nd half of first millennium and it is considered an archaeological record, that may provide information on how people lived back then.
Abandoned buildings in Kolmanskop, Namibia
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