The Atlantic Roundhouses

Ian Armit

in The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 1996 | ISBN: 9780748608584
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670710 | DOI:
The Atlantic Roundhouses

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The Iron Age in Atlantic Scotland was characterised by the emergence of monumental Atlantic roundhouses including the well-known broch towers. These are among the best preserved settlements in Iron Age Europe, with complex drystone architecture. Key sites including Dun Carloway and Loch na Beirgh in Lewis are discussed. The chapter considers their architecture and the nature of the societies that built them.

Keywords: Iron Age; Atlantic roundhouses; Broch towers; Dun Carloway; Loch na Beirgh

Chapter.  8392 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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