Here is the final interim chapter on the Daer valley project, it covers the work done within the reservoir in 2013, and brings some sites up to date while others are new discoveries.
In July 2013 the water levels were again reduced within the Daer Reservoir (Pl 1) due to dry summer conditions, this has been the first opportunity to investigate the reservoir since 2005 when the water levels were last reduced.
Known sites and locations were re-visited to inspect for erosion damage and a search was made to detect previously unrecorded sites. Photographs of known sites were taken and these may be compared to records from previous work (Ward 2013).
The opportunity was taken to resume work which had previously been planned and to engage in further work on sites where erosion was demonstrated to have taken place in the intervening years.
Clydesdale Project related reports
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012– Sites 86–93 | 7.85MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012 – Sites 94-103 | 6.23MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012 – Sites 104-109 | 3.47MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Report 2009 – 2012 – Site 110 | 1.44MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Report 2009 – 2012 – Site 111 | 2.2MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012 – Sites 112-114 | 2.96MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012 – Sites 115-125 | 5.68MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Report 2009 – 2012 – Site 126 | 1.74MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Daer Site Reports 2009 – 2012 – Sites 127-130 | 6.23MB | Tam Ward & Ian Paterson, BAG
- Wintercleuch Bastle House | 1.8MB | Tam Ward, BAG | Report on the excavation and consolidation of Wintercleuch Bastle House, Daer Valley, South Lanarkshire and it’s formation into a Heritage Trail. With specialist contributions by Dennis Gallagher, Ann Matheson, Robin Murdoch and Ian Paterson.
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_part_01
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_Part_02
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_Part_03
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_Part_04A
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_Part_04B
- Daer Interim reports 1-5_Part_05
- Daer Site 86
- Wildshaw Burn Stone Circle | October 2012 | Tam Ward, BAG | 2.76MB |
- Daer Valley Main Report | September 2012 | Tam Ward, BAG | 1.8MB |
- Daer Valley Site 110 | June 2012 | Tam Ward, BAG | 1.5MB |
- Daer Valley Site 111 | June 2012 | Tam Ward, BAG| 2.2MB |
- Daer Valley Site 126 | June 2012 | Tam Ward, BAG | 1.8MB |
- Daer First Results 2011 | September 2011 | Tam Ward, BAG |1.3KB| We have been working flat out for over a year to salvage as much
as possible from the Coom Rig site in Daer valley, where the forestry ploughing revealed an incredible and hitherto unknown
archaeological landscape. This reports explains the first results.
- Daer Lithics 2011 | September 2011 | Ian Paterson | 729KB| Of the lithic materials recovered in the Daer excavation, chert is by
far the most abundant – forming some 96% of the total recovered from the 4 most prolific sites. This report discusses chert and the lithic finds from Daer.
- Fieldwalking of forestry areas in Daer Valley 2010 – Interim Report | Nov 2010 |Tam Ward, BAG |972KB |Inspection of clear felled and newly ploughed forestry areas in the Daer Valley has produced evidence of the Mesolithic, Early Neolithic and Bronze Age periods, principally by lithic scatters for the former and burnt mounds/deposits and small cairns for the latter. Evidence in the form of Early Neolithic carinated bowl pottery, leaf arrow heads and pitchstone found in association with microliths and Mesolithic debitage, point to the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition.
- Daer Valley Site 84 – Mesolithic | Jan 2005 | 1.6MB | The discovery and excavation of a Mesolithic Site in the Dar Valley.
- Daer Valley Site 85 – Mesolithic |Dec 2004 | 1.3MB | This report describes the discovery and excavation of a further Mesolithic site in the Dar Valley.