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Read & Download ✓ A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist Download A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist Xcavation of Bornais mounds 2 and 2A The excavation of mound 2 revealed a seuence of high status buildings that span the Norse occupation of the settlement One of these houses constructed at the end of the eleventh century AD was a well preserved bow walled longhouse and the careful excavation and detailed recording of the floor layers has revealed a wealth of finds that provides invaluable insight into the activities taking place in this building The final house in this seuence is very different in form and use and clearly indicates the increasing Scottish influence on the region at the beginning of the thirteenth centuryThe excavation of mound.

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A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist

Read & Download ✓ A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist Download A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist The settlement at Bornais in the Western Isles of Scotland is one of the largest rural settlements known from the Norse period in Britain It spans the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century AD when the Atlantic seaboard was subject to drastic changes The islands were systematically ravaged by Viking raiders and then colonised by Norse settlers In the following centuries the islanders were central to the emergence of the Kingdom of Man and the Isles played a crucial role in the development of the Lordship of the Isles and were finally assimilated into the Kingdom of ScotlandThis volume explores the stratigraphic seuence uncovered by the e.

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Read & Download ✓ A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist Download A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist 2A provides an insight into the less prestigious areas of the settlement and contributes a significant amount of evidence on the settlement economy The area was initially cultivated before it became a settlement local and throughout its life a focus on agricultural activities such as grain drying and processing appears to have been important In the thirteenth century the mound was occupied by a craftsman who produced composite combs gaming pieces and simple toolsThe evidence presented in this volume makes a major contribution to the understanding of Norse Scotland and the colonisation of the North Atlantic in a period of dramatic transformation.

  • Hardcover
  • 608
  • A Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides: Excavations on Mounds 2 and 2a, Bornais, South Uist
  • Niall Sharples
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781789250466