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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...

Howburn Excavation Update Monday 13 July 2009

We are down to our final few weeks and… The progress being made is fantastic, work at the original Trench is now complete with the...

Howburn Excavation Update 28 June 2009

The dig is proving to be a great success; with a further three tanged points being recovered. First was by Mike Thornley last weekend, and...

Howburn Excavation Update 7 June 2009

  First 100 metres completed We have now completed 125 square metres beside the road, and have completed the first full 100metre block. The general picture...

Howburn Excavation Update 17 May 2009

 Weekend number three – several Paleo tools found The Houston family, struck flint on their first ever dig. But of course this is not just...

Howburn Excavation Update 2 May 2009

 A great turnout for the Howburn Excavation Our first day at the Howburn excavation and we had a great response to our plea for volunteers....

Earliest site in Scotland discovered

Unexpected and unique Upper Paleolithic finds recently discovered at Howburn Farm identifies this site as being the earliest in Scotland. These finds have now been...
Large Neolithic pottery sherd found at Carwood Excavations by one of our Young Archaeologists Club members.

Another early neolithic site discovered

Following on from fieldwalking in 2007, a repeat visit in 2008 to a field at Carwood Farm near Biggar produced more lithic finds. Additionally,...

Post medieval site of Logan

We are now able to show that settlements from c1600 to c1750 were becoming more materialistic than previously. Consumption of tobacco and wine is...

Biggar Archaeology win Pitt Rivers Award 2008

British Archaeology Awards 2008   We are pleased to have received the Pitt Rivers Award for the second time as outright winners and to have also...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology