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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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(p.136) 8 Wheelhouses
The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Edinburgh University Press

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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