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The Argyll Crannog Survey
In 2003 a survey was undertaken of several crannog sites in Mid Argyll and Lorn. The purpose of this investigation was to document the nature of the crannog settlement record in this area, with the aim of understanding the variety of crannog types. It is now clear that the term 'crannog' has been used injudiciously within Scottish archaeological terminology and that sites of very different characters and dates have been considered together. The survey of Loch Awe, carried out in the 1970s by Morrison, McArdle and McArdle was the first crannog survey conducted in Scotland, yet the results were useful only in terms of illustrating sizes and shapes of the sites in the loch, and little attempt was made to understand important differences and similarities between the sites. As a way of complimenting and enhancing the usefulness of the Loch Awe survey results, and as a step towards documenting variety in the loch settlement record in Scotland, crannog sites in various lochs throughout Argyll and Bute were targeted for survey.
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