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The Bronze Age

Domestic

Milton Crannog model

Description:

Crannog reconstruction, based on crannog 1, Milton Loch, Urr

 

These dwelling sites were built on artificial islands made of brushwood, peat, stones and logs. They were often surrounded by a timber palisade. They probably first came into use in the later Bronze Age when the metal axes needed to shape timber became available. Crannogs were easily defended and were still inhabited in medieval times, often by lesser lairds and landowners. In 1608 the Scottish parliament passed an act forbidding the erection of crannogs.

 

This model was made by artist James G. Jeffs in the 1930s.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMTM008a-e
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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