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Crannog 4 Loch Awe

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Location: Cārn Dubh

Map reference: NN 001 177

Date of Survey: 25 October 1972

Loch level OD: 35.265 m

Highest point of crannog OD: 36.595 m

Top to bottom of crannog: 3 m

Overall spread: 31.5 m x 28 m

Usable area: 23 m x 19 m

Description (1972): Timber substructure visible to north-east, where seven timbers – all rough trunks. To east an area of chips below the top surface boulders.
Conical area to south-west, with trees and bushes. Crannog sides particularly steep. Sandy spit leads to shore

Finds:
• Possible whetstone found by timber to north side
• Small spherical pebble, ca 50 mm diameter, battered on one side, appeared to be a hammer stone, on highest part of crannog to north-west

Dating:

Post-1972:

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Crannog 4 on other side of loch (inside red box)
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Crannog 4 (from SE, above; SW, below) with water level lower than normal in August 1972. By end September 1972 the falling loch level revealed a sand spit leading to the shore
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Unworked timber in the structure of Crannog 4
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Pebble hammerstone and possible whetstone: no particular date



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