crannog


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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 islands or mounds.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

crannog

[′kran·əg]
(archeology)
An artificial island constructed from brushwood, stones, peat, and timber, and usually surrounded by a wooden palisade.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
A forest ranger from Callander took advantage of the good weather earlier this month to visit a submerged crannog in Loch Lubnaig.
THE CRANNOG ON LOCH TAY, OFF THE A827 Incredible reconstruction of prehistoric dwelling place on Loch Tay, close to the village of Kenmore.
At the Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Aberfeldy.
Llangorse Lake "The largest natural lake in Wales and it's famous for its coarse fishing, water sports and crannog, an artificial island dating back to the 9th Century that was used as a dwelling.
Specialists were searching a crannog - an artificial island - in Co Fermanagh for artefacts when they came across the creatively worked precious metal.
| For more on Loch of the Lowes email lochofthelowes@swt.org.uk; for NEED TO KNOW The Beatrix Potter Exhibition (www.birnamarts.com); for Scottish Crannog (www.crannog.co.uk), and for Highland Safaris (www.highlandsafaris.net).
OCT 31: There's an ancient Scottish take on Halloween at the Crannog, the living history centre in Perthshire, with a torch-lit procession through loch-side woods, fire sculptures and story-telling.
A highlight of our visit to Kenmore was an afternoon at The Scottish Crannog Centre, on the shores of Loch Tay just a short walk from our holiday home.
Today, the hunt for valuable items in Scotland continues, with James Lewis gaining an insight into the Iron Age at the reconstrs uction of a traditional dwelling called a crannog beside Loch Tay in Perthshire, and Kate Bliss paying a visit to Banff Museum.