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  • First Scottish Iron Age 'loch village' found in Wigtownshire

    09/02/2013 8:26:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 August 2013 | unattributed
    The Wigtownshire dig was a small-scale pilot excavation of what was initially thought to be a crannog in the now-infilled Black Loch of Myrton, which was under threat of destruction as a result of drainage operations. However during the excavation, AOC - which worked on the dig in conjunction with local volunteers - discovered evidence of multiple structures making up a small village. What initially appeared to be one of a small group of mounds before excavation was revealed to be a massive stone hearth complex at the centre of a roundhouse. The timber structure of the house has been...
  • Crannog site revealed after lake's level drops

    06/29/2010 7:23:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Lorna Siggins
    The recent prolonged dry weather spell which put pressure on water supplies in the west has proven to be good news for archaeologists. The low water table on the western lakes and rivers has yielded a number of significant finds in Connemara, according to archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Among them has been a new crannóg site which is part of a complex in the south Connemara area. It was located by Co Galway silversmith and archaeological student Ruairí O'Neill and a friend, John Foley, while exploring Lough Dhúleitir, north of Carna. Mr Gibbons, who lectures on Mr O'Neill's course, said that...