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Bronze Age Galway

6 February 2020

At www.irishcentral.com/news/bronze-age-settlement-galway … a recent Atlantic storm has uncovered a Bronze Age dwelling at Spiddal in Co Galway. It is a potential crannog – a lake dwelling. These were usually built on an artificial island in a lake or boggy zone and were once common across Ireland and Scotland. It is a coastal region of Galway but the evidence seems to suggest the probability of a former lake – or a very wet zone. The Bronze Age was cool and wet at its beginning (the late 3rd millennium BC) and at its end (late 2nd millennium BC) but at the moment no date has been offered. Below is a recreation of what they may have looked like  …


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