Early Medieval Ring-fort hut

Early Medieval Ring-fort hut

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Entrance to a reconstructed hut, located in a ring-fort, showing early medieval (5th-12th centuries AD) building techniques in Ireland. The wall is built of stone and the interior plastered with mud. The roof consists of thatch over wooden rafters. A large piece of timber tied with rope forms a lintel over the door.The door jambs are also made of timber. The door itself is made of poles infilled with woven rope. This hut is part of a reconstructed Ring-fort at the Craggaunowen Project in County Clare, Ireland

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Keywords: building construction, construction, craggaunowen project, early christian period, early medieval, early medieval building techniques, eire, history, history of technology, ireland, material science, ring-fort, ringfort, technology

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