"This artificial island was built by farmers more than five millennia ago"
Ever heard of a Crannog? What is that?
|The Scottish Crannog Centre|
Crannogs are man-made islands found throughout the northern British Isles. Many of these islets were connected to land by a long pier. The first were built in the Neolithic and the last of them were built in the Iron Age.
What were they? Some of them might be lake dwellings for powerful families while others could have been lakeshore temples. It's thought they may have been important in laying claim to a body of water by actually living on the water.
|The Scottish Crannog Center|