Early archaeologists like Ferdinand Keller
Ferdinand Keller is the name of:* Ferdinand Keller , Swiss archaeologist and antiquity scholar* Ferdinand Keller...
thought they formed artificial islands, much like the Scottish Crannog
A crannóg is an artificial island, usually built in lakes, rivers and estuarine waters, and most often used as an island settlement or dwelling place in prehistoric or medieval times. The name may refer to a wooden platform erected on shallow floors, but few remains of this can be found...
s, but today it is clear that the majority of settlements were located on the shores of lakes and were only inundated later on.