8.5 Key research areas

  • The discovery of undefended, agricultural, and lower status sites.
  • The role of Iona in the creation of sacred Christian landscapes.
  • The date and form of monastic enclosures and buildings
  • The chronology and function of crannogs.
  • How unique is Dunadd?
  • Early Christian Monuments – Landscape, monumentality and materiality.
  • Where is the evidence for the Norse on the mainland?
  • Where are the Norse settlements on the islands to go with the burials?