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Hidden Lives

Archaeological sites in Assynt had been noted for over two hundred years, but there had been no recent attempt to check those records until the Hidden Lives project in 2009. Known sites within a few hundred metres of the main road network were checked out and recorded. The overall findings suggest that Assynt is particularly rich in sites from three periods.

Neolithic sites (4,000 - 2,500 BC) are mainly found in the limestone areas of the interior whereas the coast has a notable concentration from the Iron Age (500 BC - 500 AD) and extensive ruins from abandoned Clearance era settlements (1700 - 1820 AD) are in evidence throughout the parish. Much less survives from the Bronze Age(2,500 - 500 BC) and the Middle Ages (500 - 1700 AD).

Hidden Lives
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