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crannog

crannog

[kran-uhg]
crannog: see lake dwelling.

In Scotland and Ireland, an artificially constructed site for a house or settlement, usually on an islet or in the shallows of a lake. Made of timber or sometimes stone, crannogs date from the Late Bronze Age into the Middle Ages. Usually fortified by stockades, they were among the latest prehistoric strongholds. Seealso Lake Dwellings.

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