The Biggar Archaeology Group is starting a major excavation on Saturday 2nd May. This will be at Howburn Farm near Elsrickle and four miles north of Biggar.
The project is lithic retrieval from plough soil which will be hand trowelled. The importance of the location is that part of the lithic assemblage from the field dates to the Upper Palaeolithic, approximately 14,000 years ago and making this a unique site in Scotland.Mesolithic and later pre-historic periods are also represented in the present finds from the field.
The work will be done entirely by volunteers at weekends and evenings, and will suit professionals and amateurs alike.
This will be a community project – Britain’s community.
To register an interest please contact Biggar Museums on 01899 221050 or email Biggar Archaeology Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Form. If possible please provide details of availability.
Come and dig the dream of finding Scotland's earliest people.
Listen to archaeologists discussing the finds.