NM8804 : Crannog on Loch Awe

taken 8 years ago, near to Torran, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Crannog on Loch Awe
Crannog on Loch Awe
With three weeks of freeze, the level of Loch Awe has fallen a couple of feet, and the shore is covered with pancake ice left by the receding water.
Crannog
Crannogs are small artificial or modified islands constructed in a Scottish or Irish lochs. They were built to provide homes for individual or extended families. The earliest crannogs have been dated to around 5,000 years ago but many are thought still to have been in use into the 17th Century.
Crannogs are typically built on shoals in lochs and many have submerged causeways leading to them. Timber piles have been excavated at crannogs which suggest they could have been substantial and secure structures.
The Scottish Crannog Centre on Loch Tay has a reconstructed crannog. LinkExternal link
keyword: crannog
Loch Awe Crannog Survey 1972
This survey was undertaken in 1972 in low water conditions and assisted by naval divers.
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Keywords: crannog, Loch Awe, archaeology
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 9 January, 2010
Category
Crannog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 889 048 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.3561N 5:24.1706W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 889 049
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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