The Trees of Oakbank Crannog

The Trees of Oakbank Crannog

Crannogs are substantial timber constructions. While there is some debate on exactly how crannogs were constructed, wood is the primary material used (although there are exceptions in some parts of Scotland). As Oakbank is one of the most extensively excavated...

Sampling Area X

Yesterday, the Living on Water team finished sampling Area X. This annex to the main crannog structure is a relatively unique feature of Oakbank crannog compared to other crannogs across Scotland. Timbers at Oakbank, and indeed most other submerged crannogs, are...

Revealing the crannog again

Our work at Oakbank began with construction of a platform that will allow us to safely dive on the site. The platform is made of scaffolding set up on the loch bottom. Oakbank crannog has been excavated on and off since the early 1980s but not at all since 2005....

Underwater Fieldwork Begins at Oakbank crannog

The Living on Water project will get its feet wet with two weeks of fieldwork beginning today! The first target for the project is Oakbank crannog! Excavated off and on for the past 35 years by Nick Dixon, the SUERC team along with Nick Dixon and the Scottish Crannog...