Thursday, 10 November 2011

A Long Occupation

This view of Grenitote, North Uist, has understandably appealed for many centuries. One of the longest archaeological digs of its type took place at the Udal, Grenitote Machair, by Professor Ian Crawford and his students from 1963. This site has been described as the complete history of the Hebrides from Neolithic times until it was finally evacuated after a great storm in the 1690s. A Charles II coin issued in 1663-68 was discovered and it marks the end of the occupation of the Udal. Interest remains today as this Stornoway Gazette article indicates.

Scottish Islands Explorer - digging into the past, examining the present

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