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There Were Other Types Of Settlemets


There Were Other Types Of Settlemets
Hill forts were the most common type of settlement in Celtic Britain, but there were other types of communities too. In Scotland, for instance, brochs were very common. Stone was more readily available than wood in the north so hollow dry stone towers were built. A structure known as a crannog was also popular on the side of the lochs of Scotland.

Hill forts themselves also differed across the British Isles. Where the terrain was not hilly, a plateau or valley fort had to rely on man-made defences for protection. Others were built on river confluences for water access while others were purposely constructed on coastlines. Last of all, some forts were not built with defence as a priority so had smaller walls and enclosures.
Even the buildings themselves differed, with Britain having roundhouses while in mainland Europe; rectangle or squarebuildings were preferred.

There Were Other Types Of Settlemets