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Scotland, Hébrides extérieures, Isle of Lewis

Dun Carloway and Iron Age architectural traditions in the Outer Hebrides | Archaeology Scotland

FreeFriday 17 June, Saturday 18 June, Sunday 19 June

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Urras Nan Tursachan, Calanais Trust
Calanais

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This lecture was organised by Urras Nan Tursachan, the Calanais Trust for Scottish Archaeology Month 2021, with support from Archaeology Scotland.

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Dun Carloway and Iron Age architectural traditions in the Outer Hebrides

Dr John Barber gives an extensive insight into how the imposing broch at Dun Carloway, and other Iron Age buildings in the Outer Hebrides, were built and used.

Dr Barber, who presented the prestigious Rhind Lectures to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2018, studied prehistoric drystone building techniques for his Doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. He has experimentally recreated part of a broch in Caithness and Assynt.

This lecture explores the skills of the Iron Age people who built Dun Carloway and other buildings and shows how some buildings were used to show off the power and authority of their occupants. It also reminds us of how many of our prehistoric buildings are in danger of destruction from coastal erosion.

Free

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Press contact:

Fernanda Acosta Ballesteros

fernanda@archaeologyscotland.org.uk

+44 7762528564

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