The Indians of the Alto Xingu live in wood and thatch houses called Ocas. Each Oca houses a family of up to thirty people. The dimensions vary, but a typical Oca measures about sixteen meters by twelve, and is around six meters high. The central clearing is primarily a male space where the men gather to smoke and talk. In addition it comprises a "public" space where the activities concerning the village as a whole are undertaken.
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