Category: Archaeology

Agricultural practices through time

Prehistoric Yorkshire is a landscape rich with history, revealed through various archaeological finds that offer a glimpse into the ancient past. The oldest evidence of human activity in this region dates back to around 125,000 years ago, but it is the later periods, particularly the Iron Age, that have yielded significant discoveries related to ploughing and farming.

How Hill Hillfort

How Hill, near Downholme in North Yorkshire, is the site of a large univallate hillfort.

Earthworks at Walburn Hall Farm, Richmond

The Earthworks at Walburn Hall Farm in Richmond are a testament to the area’s rich historical tapestry, dating back to medieval times.

Earthworks at Stainton

The earthworks surrounding Stainton in North Yorkshire are part of a rich archaeological tapestry that speaks to the region’s ancient past. These structures are believed to be remnants of extensive field systems, possibly dating back to the post-Roman period.

Ellerton Abbey

Ellerton Abbey, nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Yorkshire, holds a rich tapestry of history that intertwines with the broader narratives of England’s past.

Marrick Priory

Marrick Priory, a historic gem nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, has a rich history that dates back to the 12th century.

Long Meg and her Daughters standing stone and stone circle

An aerial photo of Long Meg and her Daughters standing stone and stone circle in Cumbria. Part of a site report on

Long Meg and her Daughters is a remarkable Neolithic monument located near Penrith in Cumbria, England.

Castlerigg stone circle

An aerial view of Castlerigg Neolithic stone circle, in Cumbria. Part of a site visit report on

Castlerigg stone circle is one of the oldest and most scenic megalithic monuments in Britain, dating back to the late Neolithic period, around 3000 BC

King Arthurs Round Table Henge

An aerial photograph of King Arthur's Round Table, a Neolithic henge in Cumbria. Part of an article about the henge on

King Arthur’s Round Table is a Late Neolithic Henge (2000-1000 BCE). It consists of a low circular platform surrounded by a wide ditch 12m wide by 1.5m wide , this configuration of a bank and ditch being a characteristic of these prehistoric henges.

The Gallus Frontier – Brigantia against the Romans

The Gallus Frontier – Roman Rig and associated Iron Age Forts     The Gallus frontier, outlined in blue, south of the line, the Roman fortifications, to the north, Venutius’ kingdom. The Frontier changes made by Gallus In “Rome against Caratacus” Graham Webster put forward the proposal that Gallus was forced to remodel the existing …

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