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Reindeer Hunters report

How did Late Upper Palaeolithic reindeer hunters live?

Download the full report How did Late Upper Palaeolithic reindeer hunters live?. This essay attempts to understand aspects of the lifestyles of the Late Upper Palaeolithic (LUP) people who arrived for seasonal camps at Howburn Farm near Biggar, and who...

The Howburn Farm Lithic Tools

A new pdf report with a partial photographic presentation of the Howburn Farm Late Upper Palaeolithic and later prehistoric tool and lithic assemblage is now available to download. Howburn Farm is currently a unique name in Scottish archaeology as having...

Treasures of South Lanarkshire – 4 reports in one

The Treasures of South Lanarkshire is an attempt by the author to highlight the almost unbelievable wealth of curated and built heritage of the area. The work comprises of four parts: The Treasures of South Lanarkshire Part 1     The Treasures of South Lanarkshire...
Reindeer migration

The Howburn Book

At last, and it has been worth the wait – we have the Howburn Book, a report principally by Torben Bjarke Ballin, a leading lithics expert and no stranger to Biggar Archaeology Group because he also did a report...
Southern Uplands and Tinto Hill to the south of Blackmount, the assumed route from Howburn to the west is left to right on this image, with the village of Elsrickle seen in the centre.

Migration routes of animals and people in the Late Upper Paleolithic period in the...

Download - Migration routes of animals and people in the Late Upper Paleolithic | 2013 | 508KB | Tam Ward, BAG Further thoughts on the migration routes of animals and people in the Late Upper Paleolithic period in the central...

An Upper Palaolithc assemblage – Howburn Farm

Biggar Archaeology Group Clydesdale Project, Daer Valley project 2010 latest update. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

Sediment core labratory analysis 1

Labratory analysis of the sediments from the Priest's Well Basin, Elsrickle by Richard Tipping, 2 March 2010 A lot of work since November 2009 has shown that the floor of the valley below the Howburn archaeological site contains the sediments of...

Scotland’s first people exhibition

  We have completed an exhibition in the Moat Park Heritage Centre in Biggar. This exhibition showcases the finds and the story of the earliest people of Scotland - the Reindeer Hunters from 14,000 years ago. The story is being told...

Howburn Excavation Final Update for Fieldwork

Goodbye Howburn, the end of a great project. The dig is over and what a result we have achieved.   Proof positive is now available for Scotland’s earliest known community in the Hamburgian period of the Late Upper Palaeolithic; this is in...

Howburn Excavation Update Monday 20 July 2009

What a weekend! (our last, but one)... Tang points, scrapers, cores and lots more coming out the ground so fast we could hardly keep up with them. However, even though we know there are lots more of these fantastic finds,...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology