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Why were Pictish symbols carved into Trusty’s Hill, far to the south of where they usually occur? Investigation of a hillfort towering over the images reveals that the site developed into a prosperous centre in the 6th century AD, and may even have been at the heart of the lost kingdom of Rheged. If so, […]

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Archaeology Live! 2017

Now heading into our 4th year at All Saints, North Street and our 17th consecutive year of Archaeology Live! Based in the grounds of one of York’s finest medieval Churches the site boasts archaeological features from medieval pits to 19th century burials while finds include Roman and Viking pottery, coins, buttons, jewellery and the occasional Neolithic object. We […]

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St Helen’s Chapel, Malham

Would you like to have the opportunity to dig on the site of an early-medieval chapel in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales?  In 2015 and 2016 the ancient chapel of St Helen in Malham, near Skipton, was excavated by Mark Roberts and his students at UCL. To date excavations have confirmed the location of […]

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The archaeology of the domestic cat

Of mousers and men When did cats graduate from convenient pest-control to one of the world’s most popular pets, and how can you tell the difference in the archaeological record? The answer, John Buglass and Jennifer West suggest, may lie in Roman Yorkshire. Today, the image of a pet cat purring on its owner’s lap […]

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Rievaulx Abbey

Nestled in the green, wooded hills of the North York Moors lie the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey. English Heritage has recently opened a new museum on the site, more than doubling the number of artefacts on show. Lucia Marchini discovered how the state-of-the-art displays explore over 400 years of Cistercian abbey life. Founded in 1132 […]

Huddersfield & District Archaeological Society

The Society actively studies, explores and records the archaeology of the Huddersfield area. It covers Pre-history, the Roman and Mediaeval periods and more recently, Industrial Archaeology. A Roman Interest Group has just been formed, whose priority is to find more links of the Roman Road across the Pennines A winter lecture series is held on […]

Halifax Antiquarian Society

Publishes transactions. Individual members have taken part in excavations and in recording for Sites and Monuments Record. Contact details Web: halifaxhistory.org.uk Email: halifaxantiquarian@gmail.com

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South Leeds Archaeology Group

South Leeds Archaeology (SLA), brings together individuals who are interested in archaeology, share information, learn from each other and further everyone’s understanding. Founded in 2005 by a group of like minded individuals and spearheaded by their archaeology teacher, SLA now has over 20 members. It works closely with the West Yorkshire Achieve Service (WYAS). What […]

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Forest of Galtres Society

Holding infrequent meetings since 1953, the society now offers those from Easingwold Rural District with an interest in local history a varied programme  of events, lectures and summer outings. They seek to foster an appreciation and preservation of local historical treasures and heritage both tangible and intangible. Contact Details Website: www.forestofgaltressociety.org E-mail: helen@forestofgaltressociety.org

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Rotherham Archaeological Society

Rotherham Archaeological Society is a voluntary body dedicated to the preservation of Rotherham’s historic buildings and to the investigation and recording of its archaeology and heritage. A number of events are organised each year, and they offer a Dissertation Prize  for Level 3 students in the Department of Archaeology at Sheffield University designed to encourage […]

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