Crannogs

Literally, artificial islands, whose origins appear to begin in the Iron Age. Most crannogs are found in the Scottish Highlands – for obvious reasons.  Crannogs are generally of domestic archaeological interest, being safe places for people to live, with pathways leading to them being just under the water-line, disabling intruders from entering people’s abodes unless they know the exact route.  Some crannogs seem to have had ritual enacted on them.

  1. An Doirlinn, Eriska, Argyll
  2. Dalineun Isle, Kilmore, Loch Nell, Argyll
  3. Loch a’ Mhuillin, Oban, Argyll
  4. Lochan na Gealaich,Kilchrenan, Argyll
  5. Loch Seil, Kilninver, Argyll
  6. Moss of Achnacree, Benderloch, Argyll
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