The formation and location of stacks in Lewis

Mary MacLeod (Author)

Chris Barrowman (Author)

Ian McHardy (Author)


Keyword(s):
Settlement
Period(s):
Neolithic

Abstract


The term 'stack' is difficult to define, but usually refers to an isolated pinnacle of rock entirely surrounded by the sea at high tide. If a summit has a larger diameter than its height, then it is an island. Many of the sites in this project are islands or promontories, despite being described as stacks by their place names. A brief account of geological formation is followed by a table which lists all the known sites.

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Published
01-01-2009
How to Cite
MacLeod, Mary, Chris Barrowman, and Ian McHardy. 2009. “The Formation and Location of Stacks in Lewis”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 36 (January), 5-9. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/2252.