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CLIP 140

Crannogs

Crannogs
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Key Info
  • Crannogs
  • Duration: 01:52
  • In this clip, a Viking explains what a crannog is to a Saxon. Crannogs were man-made islands, surrounded by water and a fence. Many tribes lived in crannogs, to protect themselves from invaders. They were made out of whatever material was available locally, and houses were built on top. The Vikings used them in settlements in Scotland and Ireland. Crannogs were also places where Vikings worked at trades like metalworking and weaving. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Vikings

  • Keywords: crannog, protection, invaders, homes, settle, trading, islands, tribes, Scotland, Ireland, Vikings, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip when considering evidence about where the Vikings settled and how they lived.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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