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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...
Fig. 20: Emptying am Iron Age pit, Howburn 2005.

Radiocarbon Dates in 2008

Radiocarbon dates have now been received for a number of projects. Fruid Reservoir The Fruid Reservoir dates are 3100±35BP and 3150±35BP. This first of these was...

Bronze Age Axe found in reservoir

A spectacular find has been made by the Biggar Archaeology Group at their excavation of two Bronze Age houses within Fruid reservoir near Tweedsmuir. We...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology