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crannog:

see lake dwellinglake dwelling,
prehistoric habitation built over the shallow waters of a lake shore or a marsh, usually erected on pile-supported platforms, but sometimes on artificial mounds.
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crannog

[′kran·əg]
(archeology)
An artificial island constructed from brushwood, stones, peat, and timber, and usually surrounded by a wooden palisade.
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ON STILTS Crannog, the reconstructed prehistoric dwelling on Loch Tay, is a fascinating place to visit
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In terms of local culture and history, the Homecoming Heritage Trail has some great attractions, including the Scottish Crannog Centre, based on an ancient Scottish dwelling from 2500 years ago.
The Crannog, an ancient dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland dating from 2,500 years ago, has been reconstructed and hosts tours and exhibitions.
The Cherrymount link crannog was thought initially to date back to the 14th century but now evidence suggests it went back to early medieval times," the BBC quoted archaeologist Declan Hurl as saying.
There's even a Celtic Food and Drink Fair at the crannog - a recreation of a prehistoric lake dwelling on Loch Tay.
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Using evidence from field survey, excavation, literary study and interviews with local people, Christina Fredengren presents a detailed study of crannog building in the area around Lough Gara in the north-west of Ireland from the Mesolithic to the present day.
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Unlikely characters bubble up into the plot, such as Oscar Wilde's father, who brings in the Irish version of the box-on-stilts, the Crannog.