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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Christina Fredengren. Crannogs: a study of peoples interaction with lakes, with particular reference to Lough Gara in the north-west of Ireland.(Book Review)
Dec 01, 2003; xi+332 pages, 74 b&w & colour figures, colour plates, 8 tables; CD-ROM. 2002. Bray: Wordwell; 1-869857-56-9 paperback 25 [euro]....
Islands of human activity ; Often overlooked and usually undervalued, crannogs rank among Ireland's most interesting monuments, writes Eileen Battersby
Feb 01, 2003; crannogs, among the most secretive, attractive and, as with ringforts, the most underrated of Irish monuments, may be...