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26B

Pict's House Continued

by boughs of trees and sods of turf" - They are described by
Martin as 'Little stone houses, built under ground, called earth-houses, which served to hide a few people and their goods in time of War.' In Aberdeenshire where they have been found in greater numbers than in any other single District, they are more generally known, as in the Hebrides, by the name Eirde Houses Considerable numbers of these may be observed in Several districts, both of Aberdeenshire and Invernessshire, each surrounded with a raised rim of earth, in which a slight break generally indicates the door, and not improbably also the window of the Aboriginal dwelling Though by no means uniform either in internal shape or dimensions, a general style of construction prevails throughout the whole."
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