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ARTIFICIAL ISLAND

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An artificial island with no visible traces of occupation.

Related Terms

Term Note
CRANNOG An island, partly or wholly artificial, often formed by dumping timber, earth and stones and revetted with timber piles or a palisade. Built in a loch, wetland or estuary and dating from prehistory to medieval.
FORTIFIED ISLAND An island, natural or partly artificial, with evidence for a defensive perimeter wall. Use more specific terms where possible.
ISLAND DWELLING A small, sometimes partly artificial, island with evidence of buildings and other structures related to domestic occupation, generally of medieval date.

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