Ballin, Torben Bjarke, Saville, Alan, Tipping , R and Ward, T (2010) An upper paleolithic flint and chert assemblage from Howburn farm, South Lanarkshire, Scotland: first results. Oxford Journal Of Archaeology, 29 (4). pp. 323-360. ISSN 1468-0092

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Abstract

This 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 parallels drawn are with the Late Hamburgian (Havelte) sites and assemblages of southern Scandinavia, northern Germany and the Netherlands. There is no absolute dating evidence for the site, but an age in the region of 12,000 14C yr BP, towards the end of the earlier (Bølling) Lateglacial Interstadial stage, is proposed on the basis of the lithic artefacts

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Archaeology (to 2011)
Depositing User: Users 11 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2014 14:43
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/357

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