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...
Howburn Core

Howburn – Sediment Coring and the significance of stratigraphy beneath Strathbogie Plantation

Sediment coring and the significance of the stratigraphy beneath Strathbogie Plantation With the Howburn archaeological site now shown to be the oldest open-air site in Scotland, dating to the last phases of the last glacial period, the Devensian Epoch, comes...

An Upper Palaolithc assemblage – Howburn Farm

Biggar Archaeology Group Clydesdale Project, Daer Valley project 2010 latest update.

The Swimming Reindeer

Biggar Archaeology Group Clydesdale Project, Daer Valley project 2010 latest update.

Sediment core labratory analysis 2

Developments in understanding the ice age lake sediments from Loch Howburn by Richard Tipping, 31 July 2010 In the last report (Sediment Core Analysis 1), I described the work Lucy Verrill and I were doing in trying to understand the record...
One box from Mr Dunlop’s collection – with a Late Neolithic oblique arrow, 2nd row, 3rd from the left.

Neolithic Arrows galore!

A week in Biggar Archaeology – and what a week It all began when Tam was asked by a lady in Peebles if he wanted to collect four boxes of flints she had in her possession, they were arrow heads...

Over the road at Howburn

Five square metre pits were dug on the opposite side of the road from the Howburn Palaeolithic site to check if the site spread in that direction No Palaeolithic flint was found but several sherds of Early Neolithic pottery, a...

Coring the valley floor – Elsrickle

Some of us became mud larks last Saturday at Elsrickle when with colleagues from Stirling University we cored down into the valley floor beside the village. The work is part of the study into the recently discovered site on Howburn...

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...

Celebrating 14,000 years of Scottish history

The Biggar Archaeology Group held a celebration party at the Moat Park Heritage Centre on Monday evening, as a thank you to all of the people who helped on their recent excavation at Howburn Farm. The party was hosted by...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology