Book chapterThe social processes involved in acquiring flint and stone in the Neolithic began to be considered over thirty years ago, promoting a more dynamic view of past extraction processes. Whether by quarrying, mining or surface retrieval, the geographic source locations of raw materials and their resultant archaeological sites have been...
Cooney, Gabriel ; Megarry, William ; Markham, Mik ; Gilhooly, Bernard ; O’Neill, Brendan …
Howburn, Near Biggar, South Lanarkshire: Preliminary Notice of a Scottish Inland Early Holocene Lithic AssemblageThis paper draws preliminary attention to the recent discovery of evidence for early Holocene human presence at Howburn, near Biggar, in the interior of southern Scotland. Implement types invite comparison with so-called Star Carr type Early Mesolithic assemblages of the 10th millennium BP, or possibly with even earlier technological traditions.
Saville, Alan ; Ballin, Torben Bjarke ; Ward, T
An upper paleolithic flint and chert assemblage from Howburn farm, South Lanarkshire, Scotland: first resultsThis paper describes the discovery of the first open-air Upper Palaeolithic site to be found in Scotland, at Howburn, near Biggar in South Lanarkshire. An account is given of the composition and distribution of the lithic assemblage, which is discussed in terms of its British and north-west European context. Provisional...
Ballin, Torben Bjarke ; Saville, Alan ; Tipping, R ; Ward, T
BookThe An Corran rockshelter, on the north-east coast of the Trotternish peninsula, Skye, contained a series of shell midden and other deposits with evidence for human occupation from Mesolithic and later periods. A rescue investigation of the site in the winter of 1993-94, immediately prior to anticipated total destruction by...
Saville, Alan ; Hardy, Karen ; Miket, Roger ; Ballin, Torben Bjarke
Journal articleAn assemblage of flint and quartz artefacts recovered during the destruction of Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll, in 1956, was initially attributed to the Mesolithic period. In this paper the assemblage is reanalysed and the conclusion that it represents the residue of human occupation at the site during the Late Glacial Interstadial...
Saville, Alan ; Ballin, Torben Bjarke