An Atlantic roundhouse at Durcha, Sutherland

Andrew Dunwell (Author)

D Alexander (Contributor)

F Hunter (Contributor)

N Murray (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Stone Fortress, Mound, Atlantic Roundhouse, Atlantic Round Houses
Period(s):
Eighteenth Century

Abstract


Recent excavations have confirmed the presence of an Atlantic roundhouse within a large mound at Durcha. The presence of a stone fortress at Durcha had been recorded in the eighteenth century, but following stone robbing in the nineteenth century no clear traces of the structure survived to allow confirmation of its identity. The difficulties of the identification and classification of such structures in Sutherland where little excavation has been carried out are highlighted. There are notes on

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Published
30-11-2000
How to Cite
Dunwell, A., Alexander, D., Hunter, F., & Murray, N. (2000). An Atlantic roundhouse at Durcha, Sutherland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 129, 281-302. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/10050
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