Reindeer migration

How did Late Upper Palaeolithic reindeer hunters live?

The full essay in pdf  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 are assumed to have been following and living...
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...
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. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

The Swimming Reindeer

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

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...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology