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Wheelhouses

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.003.0008
Wheelhouses

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The characteristic settlement for of the Later Iron Age, from around 100 BC – AD 200 was the wheelhouse; small, elaborately constructed drystone roundhouses that were often half-buried in the ground. This chapter examines key sites like Cnip in Lewis and Sollas in North Uist and examines their relationship to broch towers, and the insights they can give us into Iron Age ritual and religion.

Keywords: Iron Age; Wheelhouses; Ritual; Cnip; Sollas

Chapter.  8493 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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