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The use of space in Norse houses: some observations from the Hebrides.

Sharples, Niall ORCID: 2023. The use of space in Norse houses: some observations from the Hebrides. Horne, Tom, Pierce, Elizabeth and Barrowman, Rachel, eds. The Viking Age in Scotland. Studies in Scottish Scandinavian Archaeology., Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 75-84.

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In this short chapter, I intend to briefly discuss the results of the recent excavation at the settlement of Bornais on the island of South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland (Sharples 2005, 2012, 2020a and 2020b). The settlement at Bornais is located on the machair plain (a thick deposit of shell sand created by glacial activity) of the west coast of the island and is an unusually large settlement that covers approximately 4,625m² and comprises five discrete settlement mounds. The principal focus for the settlement is Mound 2, the largest settlement mound, in which excavation revealed a sequence...

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 978-1-4744-8582-1
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 02:30

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