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Crannog 5 Loch Awe

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Location: CÓrn an R˛in

Map reference: NN 065 224

Date of Survey: 26 September 1972

Loch level OD: 35.448 m

Highest point of crannog OD: 37.098 m

Top to bottom of crannog:

Overall spread: 34 m x 22 m

Usable area: 20 m x 15 m

Description (1972): Shore 41 m distant to north. Vegetation: grass and trees. Timber visible on surface to NE
• flat hollowed log, reddish colour and open grain, possibly pine
• two untrimmed beams

• by the timber beams a piece of crumpled tinned bronze sheet, of at latest medieval date (surface spectroscopic analysis thanks to Dr Hugh McKerill).
• from same area a stone with broken-out side boring: net weight or similar

Dating: Surface analysis of bronze sheet = medieval date or earlier


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Crannog 5 sits on the edge of a broad underwater ridge

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Reddish timber set in surface appears to be softwood, such as pine

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Fragile sheet of pre-medieval bronze, too corroded to be certain if holes were intentional
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No attributable date: a stone thatch weight or similar, with broken-out bored hole

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