List of Figures

Figure 1: A fisherman with his currach at Ardara, Co. Donegal, circa. 1897. Used with permission (© National Museum of Ireland. NLI Ref: L­_ROY_01405).

Figure 2: The Caergwrle Bowl. Used with permission (© Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales).

Figure 3: The Broighter Gold Boat. Used with permission (© National Museum of Ireland).

Figure 4: The technique for producing waterproof stitches within sealskin. Redrawn by the author from an original drawing (© McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec).

Figure 5: A mast, for attachment of a down-wind rig, attached to an umiak in Wakeham Bay, Nunavut, Quebec, c.1897. Used with permission (© Library and Archives Canada, Albert Peter Low Collection, Ottawa, Ontario. PA-051464).

Figure 6: Annotated satellite image of the Isles of Scilly showing the principal islands of the archipelago. Used with permission (© NASA).

Figure 7: A reconstruction of the Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age configuration of the Isles of Scilly (Source: Author).

Figure 8 (a-d): Holed and grooved stones from the Isles of Scilly (Source: Author).

Figure 9: Islanders on Inisheer bringing a bullock out to Dublin built steamer, the Dún Aengus, for transport to Galway (31 May 1939). Used with permission. (© National Museum of Ireland, NLI Ref. INDH3344).

Figure 10: Umiaks are stored upon stands in order to protect them from dogs. Native umiak c.1924 on Cape Henry Kater, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Used with permission (© Library and Archives Canada, F.D. Henderson Collection, Ottawa, Ontario. PA-173743).

Figure 11: Plans of stone currach pens on Achill Island. Historically these pens were used to protect currachs from bad weather and animals. If skinboats were used in prehistoric times similar pens may once have been present along the coastlines of western Britain and Ireland. Used with permission (© Antiquity Publications Ltd, from Piggott 1954, 23, fig. 5).

Figure 12: The location of prehistoric settlement and potential landing places on the Isles of Scilly (Source: Author).

Figure 13: The Scillonian entrance grave of Innisidgen Carn (Source: Author).

Figure 14: The distribution of entrance graves on Scilly (Source: Author).

Figure 15: The relationship between Scillonian entrance graves and the major granite tors of the archipelago (Source: Author).

Figure 16 (a-d): Photographs demonstrating the close proximity between Scillonian entrance graves and granite tors (Source: Author).


Animation 1: 11,000 years of intertidal change on the Isles of Scilly (modified from Mortimer 2011, 20-24, figs 5a-5i).

Animation 2: Tidal patterns around West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (redrawn and modified from Admiralty 1998).


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