Fluctuating settlement patterns in Bronze Age Sutherland: excavation of a roundhouse at Navidale, Helmsdale

Lindsay Dunbar (Author)

C Ellis (Contributor)

R P Engl (Contributor)

F Hunter (Contributor)

D McLaren (Contributor)

A MacSween (Contributor)

A Vince (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
roundhouse, settlement, agriculture
Location(s):
Navidale; Helmsdale; Highland; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Bronze Age

Abstract


Excavation of a well-preserved upstanding roundhouse revetted into a steep hillside at Navidale has revealed a structure with unusually sophisticated architectural traits dated to around 1400–1200 BC. The house was built within an agricultural landscape but its abandonment appears to have been linked to a cessation of agriculture within that landscape, possibly part of a wider environmental decline across northern Scotland.

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Published
30-11-2008
How to Cite
Dunbar, L., Ellis, C., Engl, R. P., Hunter, F., McLaren, D., MacSween, A., & Vince, A. (2008). Fluctuating settlement patterns in Bronze Age Sutherland: excavation of a roundhouse at Navidale, Helmsdale. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 137, 137-168. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9699
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Articles