3.4.4 The sites of the Tweed Valley

Numerous lithic scatter sites have been identified within the Tweed valley many of which such as Craigsford Mains, Lauderdale consist of mixed material including typologically Early Mesolithic broad blade artefacts. These sites, though they have not had any focused excavation, appear to have been located in a rich, diverse riparian landscape. River junctions seem to have been important locations; for example, two sites Manor Bridge and Rink had large scatters of lithics (Warren 2001 63).

Map showing the outline of the Borders region of Scotland with lithic scatter sites marked with blue dots.
Map showing the distribution of lithic scatter sites in the Scottish Borders, including the Tweed Valley © Scottish Borders Council