“A Cultural Backwater”: the “Localness” of Dùn Èistean, Ness and its place in the wider maritime world of Northwest Scotland

Barrowman, R. (2019) “A Cultural Backwater”: the “Localness” of Dùn Èistean, Ness and its place in the wider maritime world of Northwest Scotland. Journal of the North Atlantic, 12(Spec.), pp. 32-43.

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Abstract

This paper is an updated version of that given at the Maritime Communities conference in 2013, which reported on and discussed aspects of the findings of the Dùn Èistean project excavations. Dùn Èistean remains one of only a few late to post-medieval settlements to have been excavated in the Hebrides, and this work has since been published. The following paper provides a resumé of the results of the excavations and then focuses on one particular aspect of the site—that of the strong local identity evidenced in the archaeological record, and how this fits with the location of the stronghold in the wider maritime world of the northwest Highlands and Islands.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The Dùn Èistean project was set up by Dr. Mary McLeod, the then Western Isles archaeologist, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland, and the Clan Morrison Society, and with help in kind from the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and Glasgow University.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barrowman, Mrs Rachel
Authors: Barrowman, R.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Journal of the North Atlantic
Journal Abbr.:JONA
Publisher:Eagle Hill Publications
ISSN:1935-1984
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Eagle Hill Publications
First Published:First published in Journal of the North Atlantic 12(Special): 32-43
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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