Academic Papers

click to enlarge
Lithic Technology in Metal Using Societies, Aarhus University Press
Lithic Technology in Metal Using
Societies, Aarhus University Press.

Ballin, T.B. 2017: Beyond Howburn: the new Scottish Late Upper Palaeolithic. British Archaeology 2017(Nov-Dec), 26-31.

Ballin, T.B., & Wickham-Jones, C. 2017: Searching for the Scottish Late Upper Palaeolithic: A case study from Nethermills Farm, Aberdeenshire. Journal of Lithic Studies 4(1), ##-##.

Ballin, T.B. 2016: Handle-cores from northern Jutland and regionality in the Danish Mesolithic – is the assumed east-west split as clear-cut as generally perceived? Quartär 63, 157-168.

Ballin, T.B., Topping, P., & Cooney, G. 2017: The Grut Wells Hoard . Making an Island World: Neolithic Shetland. North Roe Felsite Project Report 3. Dublin: UCD School of Archaeology.

Ballin, T.B., & Bjerck, H.B. 2016: Lost and found twice: Discussion of an early post-glacial single-edged tanged point from Brodgar on Orkney, Scotland. Journal of Lithic Studies 3(1), 31-50. [http://journals.ed.ac.uk/lithicstudies/article/viewFile/1393/1923]

Ballin, T.B. 2016: Rising waters and processes of diversification and unification in material cul-ture: the flooding of Doggerland and its effect on north-west European prehistoric popula-tions between ca. 13 000 and 1500 cal BC. Journal of Quaternary Science 32(2), 329-339.

Gartley, R.T., & Ballin, T.B. 2015: A gunflint collection from Christiansted, St Croix, in the former Danish West Indies (US Virgin Islands). Gunflints – beyond the British and French empires. Occasional newsletter from an informal working group, New Series 5, 3-20.

Ballin, T.B. 2015: Arran pitchstone (Scottish volcanic glass): New dating evidence. Journal of Lithic Studies 2(1), 5-16. [http://journals.ed.ac.uk/lithicstudies/article/view/1166]

Ballin, T.B., & Barrowman, C. 2015: Chert artefacts and structures during the final Mesolithic at Garvald Burn, Scottish Borders. Archaeology Reports Online 15. [http://www.archaeologyreportsonline.com/PDF/ARO15_Garvald_burn.pdf]

Ballin, T.B. 2015: Making an Island World: Neolithic Shetland. 2013: Felsite polished axe-heads/adzes and Shetland knives in Shetland Museum – recording, characterisation and interpretation of the collection. North Roe Felsite Project Report 2. Dublin: UCD School of Archaeology.

Ballin, T.B. 2014: Identification of gunflints from shipwrecks. Vragmus.dk (the website of Sea War Museum Jutland). [http://www.vragmus.dk/Nye_sider/andet/Forskning/Gunflints%20from%20shipwrecks%20(Maritime%20Newsletter)%20v2.pdf]

Cooney, G., Ballin, T., Davis, V., Sheridan, A., & Megarry, W. 2014: Making an Island World: Neolithic Shetland. 2013 Field Season Report. North Roe Felsite Project Newsletter 1. Dublin: UCD School of Archaeology.

Ballin, T.B. 2014: East European Gunflints – a case study: Gunflints from the Modlin Fortress, near Warszaw, Poland. Gunflints – beyond the British and French empires. Occasional newsletter from an informal working group, New Series 3, 3-11.

Ballin, T.B. 2014: Gunflints from Drottningen af Swerige (1745) and Concordia (1786). Arms & Armour 11(1), 44-67.

Ballin, T.B. 2014: The identification of 'powder-burn' and the interpretational value of this feature. Gunflints – beyond the British and French empires. Occasional newsletter from an informal working group, New Series 1, 4-13.

Cooney, G., Ballin, T.B., & Warren, G. 2013: Island Quarries, Island Axeheads, and the Neolithic of Ireland and Britain. North American Archaeologist 34(4), 409-431.

Ballin, T.B. 2013: The Late Neolithic pitchstone artefacts from Barnhouse, Orkney – an unusual assemblage from an unusual site. Archaeology Reports Online 4.[http://www.archaeologyreportsonline.com/PDF/ARO4_Barnhouse_pitchstone.pdf]

Ballin, T.B., & Ward, T. 2013: Burnetland Hill Chert Quarry: A Mesolithic extraction site in The Scottish Borders. The Quarry. The e-Newsletter of the SAA's Prehistoric Quarries & Early Mines Interest Group 9, 3-23.[http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/ABOUTSAA/interestgroups/prehistquarry/Quarry 9 Jan13.pdf]

Ballin, T.B. 2013: Characterization of gunflint industries through attribute analysis – a proposal. Gunflints – beyond the British and French empires. Occasional newsletter from an infor-mal working group, First Series 2, 4-15.

Ballin, T.B. 2013: Characterization of gunflint industries through attribute analysis – a proposal. Gunflints – beyond the British and French empires. Occasional newsletter from an infor-mal working group, First Series 2, 4-12.

Saville, A., Hardy, K., Miket, R., & Ballin, T.B. 2012: An Corran, Staffin, Skye: A Rockshelter with Mesolithic and Later Occupation. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 51.[http://www.sair.org.uk/sair51]

Ballin, T.B. 2012: 'State of the Art' of British Gunflint Research, with special focus on the early gunflint workshop from Dun Eistean, Lewis. Post Medieval Archaeology 46(1), 116-142.

Ballin, T.B., White, R. , Richardson, P. and Neighbour, T. 2011: An Early Mesolithic stone tool assemblage from Clachan Harbour, Raasay, Scottish Hebrides. Lithics 31, 94-104

Suddaby, I., & Ballin, T.B. 2010: Late Neolithic and Late Bronze Age lithic assemblages associated with a cairn and other prehistoric features at Stoneyhill Farm, Longhaven, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, 2002–03. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 45. [http://www.sair.org.uk/sair45/index.html].

Ballin, T.B., Saville, A., Tipping, R., & Ward, T. 2010: An Upper Palaeolithic Flint and Chert Assemblage from Howburn Farm, South Lanarkshire, Scotland: First Results. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 29(4), 323-360.

Saville, A., & Ballin, T.B. 2009: Upper Palaeolithic evidence from Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll: a re-evaluation of the lithic assemblage. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 139, 9-45.

Ballin, T.B., & Faithfull, J. 2009: Gazetteer of Arran Pitchstone Sources. Presentation of exposed pitchstone dykes and sills across the Isle of Arran, and discussion of the possible archaeological relevance of these outcrops. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 38. [http://www.sair.org.uk/sair38/index.html].

Ballin, T.B. 2009: Quartz Technology in Scottish Prehistory. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 26 (2008). [http://www.sair.org.uk/sair26/index.html].

Ballin, T.B., Barrowman, C., & Faithfull, J. 2008: The unusual pitchstone-bearing assemblage from Blackpark Plantation East, Bute. Transactions of the Buteshire Natural History Society XXVII, 23-51.

Saville, A., Ballin, T.B., & Ward, T. 2008: Howburn, near Biggar, South Lanarkshire: preliminary notice of a Scottish inland early Holocene lithic assemblage. Lithics 28, 41-49.

Ballin, T.B., & Ward, T. 2008: General characterisation of the Biggar pitchstone artefacts, and discussion of Biggar's role in the distribution of pitchstone across Neolithic northern Britain.[http://www.biggararchaeology.org.uk/pdf_reports/SR_PITCHSTONE_REP_08.pdf]

Ballin, T.B. 2006: Re-examination of the Early Neolithic pitchstone-bearing assemblage from Auchategan, Argyll, Scotland. Lithics 27, 12-32.

Ballin, T.B. & Johnson, M. 2005: A Mesolithic Chert Assemblage from Glentaggart, South Lanarkshire, Scotland: Chert Technology and Procurement Strategies. Lithics 26, 57-86.

Ballin, T.B. 2005: Lithic artefacts and pottery from Townparks, Antrim Town. Ulster Archaeological Journal 64, 12-25.

Ballin, T.B. 2005: Re-Examination of the Quartz Artefacts from Scord of Brouster. A lithic assemblage from Shetland and its Neolithic context. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 17. [http://www.sair.org.uk/sair17/index.html].

Ballin, T.B. 2004: The worked quartz vein at Cnoc Dubh, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles. Presentation and discussion of a small prehistoric quarry. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR) 11 [http://www.sair.org.uk/sair11/index.html].

Ballin, T.B. 2004: 'En Lille Nisse Rejste ...' – En 'lithisk specialists' reflektioner over privatiseret arkæologi i Storbritannien – skræmmebilleder og nyttige erfaringer (Privatized archaeology in Great Britain – 'Bogeys' and useful experience. Reflections of a Lithics Specialist). Arkæologisk Forum 10, 26-29.

Ballin, T.B. & Saville, A. 2003: An Ahrensburgian-type tanged point from Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, and its implications. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 22(2), 115-131.

Ballin, T.B. 2002: Later Bronze Age Flint Technology: A presentation and discussion of post-barrow debitage from monuments in the Raunds area, Northamptonshire. Lithics 23, 3-28.

Ballin, T.B. 2000: Classification and description of lithic artefacts. A discussion of the basic lithic terminology. Lithics 21, 9-15.

Saville, A., & Ballin, T.B. 2000: Quartz Technology in Scottish Prehistory. Lithics 21, 45-51.

Ballin, T.B. 1999: The Artefactual Material. Bla­de Technology. Distribution Analysis. Dating. Chronological and Geographical Distribution of 'Hulling-points'. In E. Mikkelsen, T.B. Ballin and A.K. Huft­hammer: Tørkop - a Boreal Settlement in South-Eastern Norway. Acta Archaeologica 70, 25-57. Ballin, T.B. 1999: Bipolar Cores in Southern Norway - Classification, Chronology and Geograp­hy. Lithics 20, 13-22.

Ballin, T.B. 1998: Steinbustølen. Quartzite Reduc­tion in the Norwegian High Mountains. Universite­tets Oldsaksamling, Årbok 1997/1998, 83-92.

Ballin, T.B. 1996: Mikroflækkerne på Båtevik II. Reflektioner omkring et depotfund (The Microbla­des from Båtevik II. Reflexions on a Cache). Uni­versitetets Oldsaksamling, Årbok 1995/1996, 15-30.

Ballin, T.B. 1996: Mikroliter. Diskussion af et begreb (Microliths and Microburins. A Discussi­on of Definitions). Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Årbok 1995/1996, 7-14.

Ballin, T.B. 1994: Beskrivelse og Analyse af skæv­trekanterne fra Farsund (Description and Analysis of the Scalene Triangles from Farsund). Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Årbok 1993/1994, 79-90.

Ballin, T.B. 1994: Teknologiske Profiler. Datering af Stenalderbopladser ved Attributanalyse (Techno­logical Profiles. Dating Stone Age Sites by the Use of Attribute Analysis). Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Årbok 1993/1994, 25-46.

Ballin, TB. 1992: Indføring i Flintsammensætnin­gens Teori og Metode (Introduction to the Theory and Method of Flint Refitting). LAG 3, 9-27.