NM8804 : Crannog at Inverliever, Loch Awe, Argyll

taken 12 years ago, near to Torran, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Crannog at Inverliever, Loch Awe, Argyll
Crannog at Inverliever, Loch Awe, Argyll
The crannog is the small island in the middle distance on the right of the photograph. The trees in the background are on Inverliever Island [NM8904].
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
Sunday, 30 October, 2005   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 30 October, 2005
Category
Crannog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 889 048 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:11.3332N 5:24.2169W
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