Sites & cities that bear the name of Eilean Dòmhnuill

Eilean Dòmhnuill

Today in : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
First trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E

Description : Ian Armit identifies the islet of Eilean Dòmhnuill , Loch Olabhat, on North Uist, Scotland, as what may be the earliest crannog. Unstan ware pottery found there suggests a Neolithic period date of 3200–2800 BC. A surrounding timber screen and the turf-walled houses seem to have been repeatedly taken down and rebuilt, and in the final phase two oblong stone-footed structures bear a resemblance to Knap of Howar on Papa Westray, Orkney.

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