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The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles$
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Ian Armit

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780748608584

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001

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Wheelhouses

Wheelhouses

Chapter:
(p.136) 8 Wheelhouses
Source:
The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles
Author(s):

Ian Armit

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.003.0008

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

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