Archaeological survey of the Bhaltos (Valtos) peninsula, Lewis

Ian Armit (Author)

Steve Dockrill (Contributor)

Tim Neighbour (Contributor)

Jim Pocock (Contributor)

Ian Simpson (Contributor)

Martin Wilson (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Settlement, machair, field system, hut circles, roundhouse, wheelhouse
Location(s):
Bhaltos peninsula; Isle of Lewis; Leòdhas; Outer Hebrides; Na h-Eileanan A-Muigh; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
medieval, Iron Age, Norse

Abstract


This report describes the results of an archaeological field survey of the Bhaltos peninsula in Lewis. The results are assessed in the light of both older research and the continuing programmes of excavation and palaeoenvironmental analysis in the area. The examples and distributions of various site-types provide a comparison with more general models recently proposed for settlement in the Western Isles and appear to suggest a series of settlement discontinuities in the Iron Age, Norse and medieval periods.

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Published
30-11-1995
How to Cite
Armit, I., Dockrill, S., Neighbour, T., Pocock, J., Simpson, I., & Wilson, M. (1995). Archaeological survey of the Bhaltos (Valtos) peninsula, Lewis. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 124, 67-93. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9487
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