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Further thoughts on the migration routes of animals and people in the Late Upper Paleolithic period in the central belt of Scotland, and the potential locations of further hunter camp sites of that period.
In 2009/2010 the discovery of the Late Upper Palaeolithic (LUP) site at Howburn Farm near Biggar was given prominence in publications (Ballin, Saville, Tipping, Verrill & Ward 2009-2010, see all ref’s below) and in the media. Since that time the writer has considered the pros and cons of supposed migratory routes of reindeer herds moving in an east/west traverse over the central belt of Scotland (Fig’s 1 & 2).
The position of the Howburn camp site has been discussed in earlier reports but without recourse to setting it in a wider context than its location in south central Scotland. The paper presented here attempts to set the location in a broader landscape, stretching beyond the present shores of Scotland in both western and eastern directions, and to suggest potential places where further sites may be found.