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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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The Vikings

The Vikings

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The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Edinburgh University Press

The arrival of the Vikings in Skye and the Western Isles marked the end of the Iron Age and the beginning of marked cultural, political and linguistic changes. This chapter examines settlements like those at the Udal, North Uist and Drimore, South Uist, cemeteries like that at Cnip Headland, Lewis and major finds like the Norse chessmen from Uig in Lewis.

Keywords:   Vikings, Norse, Udal, Cnip Headland, Lewis chessmen

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