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Ancient Quernhow monument commemorated

Lost but not forgotten....

A BRONZE Age monument has been commemorated after a long-running campaign.

The 4,000-year-old Quernhow burial mound, which was obliterated by the upgrading of the A1(M), has been marked with a plaque and stone by the Quernhow Café, near Ainderby Quernhow, by the Highways Agency... continues...
moss Posted by moss
22nd November 2012ce

New Walking Trail of Ilkley Moor's Rock Art

The Friends of Ilkley Moor have launched a Cup and Ring Stone GPS (global positioning system) trail so that owners of GPS systems, including the latest mobile phones, can find them.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2012ce
Edited 22nd September 2012ce

'Don't desecrate the chieftain's grave'

Article in the 'Craven Herald & Pioneer'- March 23 2009

Modern cairns built by Dales hikers will be dismantled this weekend under plans to preserve a Bronze Age chieftain's burial site... continues...
caealun Posted by caealun
23rd March 2009ce
Edited 24th March 2009ce

Barrows, Bones and Bunkers!

Tees Archaeology Dayschool 2006

The Conference Centre, Ebsworth Building, University of Durham, Stockton Campus

Saturday 4th November 2006
10.15am - 4.15pm

Topics will include
Rock Art in Cleveland and North East Yorkshire:context and chronology... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
19th September 2006ce
Edited 19th September 2006ce

Gristhorpe Man 'was Bronze Age warrior chieftain'

From The Telegraph's website
Gristhorpe Man, who was found buried in a tree trunk in the 19th century, has been identified as a Bronze Age warrior chieftain by archaeologists.

The skeleton of Gristhorpe Man, excavated near Scarborough in 1834... continues...
Hob Posted by Hob
7th September 2006ce
Edited 7th September 2006ce

The historic environment of the Yorkshire Dales

A day school organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority in association with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 10am–4:30pm at Grassington Town Hall, Grassington. The Yorkshire Dales have some of the best preserved and extensive historic landscapes in the country... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
6th February 2006ce
Edited 8th February 2006ce

Ancient artists who made their mark on our landscape

From Yorkshire Post today
9th January 2006

Stone Age rock carvings in Yorkshire have provided a fascinating glimpse into life 4,000 years ago

Whether their intricate designs are maps, religious symbols or simply an early form of graffiti, Stone Age rock carvings are seen as invaluable to unlocking secrets of c... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
9th January 2006ce
Edited 10th January 2006ce

Neolithic Skull found on beach
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
30th December 2005ce

Ancient man's lost secrets on test

Technology from the 21st century will be used to unlock the past to one of Yorkshire's most important archaeological finds from the Bronze Age... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
14th December 2005ce
Edited 14th December 2005ce

A 6,000-year Dales story of ritual and cannibalism...

From the Yorkshire post:

"They roamed the earth almost 6,000 years ago, performing rituals on animal remains and devouring human body parts.
But these are not the strange creatures of film or fiction – they were farmers in the Yorkshire Dales... continues...
Hob Posted by Hob
11th October 2005ce

First road map to put the region's historic assets on track

English Heritage 205/06/05
8th June 2005

A blueprint to revitalise the historic environment in Yorkshire and
the Humber, putting it at the centre of regeneration, is unveiled
today (Thursday 9 June)... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
9th June 2005ce
Edited 9th June 2005ce

Iron Age house replica for Ryedale Folk Museum

A replica of an Iron Age house used by the first settlers in Ryedale is set to be built by young offenders in the grounds of Ryedale Folk Museum at Hutton-le-Hole.

The venture, which is expected to cost £25,000, will see the 10-metre long house become a major new attraction at the popular museum, says curator Mike Benson... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th May 2005ce

Ancient Chariot Excites Experts

From an article published on the BBC News web site on 9th February 2005:
A chariot burial site uncovered in West Yorkshire could be the final resting place of one of Britain's ancient tribal leaders, archaeologists say... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
11th March 2005ce
Edited 11th March 2005ce

Country 'waking up' to Thornborough henges threat

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to safeguard the Thornborough Henges say the country is "waking up" to the threat facing the nationally important site near Ripon... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
4th September 2004ce
Edited 11th March 2005ce

Upcoming Exhibition on Modern Views of Rock Art


An exhibition to explore perceptions of prehistoric rock art, time and landscapes in Britain.

Ilkley Manor House Museum
25th September to 21st November

This exhibition aims to explore what prehistoric rock art, its time-depth and its landscapes mean to us today... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
27th May 2004ce

Why did Iron Age Man go off Fish?

Fragments of femur excavated from an Iron Age burial site in east Yorkshire (England) have been analyzed by the department of archaeological sciences at Bradford University. For scientists, bones such as these contain a key piece of information about ancient societies: what people ate... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
19th January 2004ce
Edited 19th January 2004ce

Walker Finds Neolithic Axe in Yorkshire

An eagle-eyed walker's stroll in English countryside has turned up a piece of history going back at least 3000 years. Michael Lowsley was on one of his regular walks through the picturesque Crimple Valley when an object sticking from the soil suddenly stopped him in his tracks. "I thought straight away it looked interesting... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
12th January 2004ce
Edited 12th January 2004ce

Celtic Coins on Display in Yorkshire

The tiny gold Celtic coins are the latest in a series of finds that are becoming more common since metal detectorists and archeologists started working together.

And they were used by the same tribe whose chariot burials have fascinated the public in recent months... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
20th December 2003ce
Edited 22nd December 2003ce

(Another) Archaeological Site At Risk

One of Britain's most important archaeological finds is under threat - from North Yorkshire potato farmers.

Scientists have discovered a vast area of buried buildings and villages spanning 6,000 years, under fields at West Heslerton, near Malton in North Yorkshire.

Read whole story here...
Jane Posted by Jane
16th November 2003ce
Edited 17th November 2003ce

Second 'sacrifice' found at Kettlewell

further to fitzcoraldo's news at

another child burial has been found at the site. Pebbles had been placed at their head and feet.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th June 2003ce


Add folklore Add folklore
'In ley and ham and hill and ton,
Many Old English placenames run,
But beck and kirk and by of course,
Arrive in Yorkshire from Old Norse'.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th August 2004ce


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The Valley of the First Iron Masters

Website about the valley of the River Foulness in East Yorkshire since the Old Stone Age - but mostly about Iron Age times, when it was home to one of Britain's oldest and largest prehistoric iron industries. You can choose the depth of information you want (basic/intermediate/research) on the front page.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th August 2005ce

The Standing Stones of the North York Moors

A pretty comprehensive list of many of the better known NYM stones including boundary stones & crosses.
Hopefully the author will develop this site to include a lot more pictures & information
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2004ce

Yorkshire Rock Art

Graeme C presents a wealth of information and photos of rock carvings in Yorkshire and elsewhere.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
10th July 2002ce
Edited 12th January 2003ce

Holistic Fraternity

Dedicated to saving a Neolithic double-ditch henge in South Yorkshire. Lots of photos & link to Stone Circle webring.
Posted by Kathy_Holliday
6th August 2000ce
Edited 12th January 2003ce

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Kirkheads (Round Barrow(s)) — News

Ancient Carved 'Drums' Give Exact Stonehenge Measurements, Say Archaeologists

A set of highly decorated chalk cylinders, carved in Britain more than 4,000 years ago and known as the Folkton drums, could be ancient replicas of measuring devices used for laying out prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, archaeologists say...
moss Posted by moss
4th February 2019ce

Calverley Woods (Natural Rock Feature) — Folklore

Calverley Woods at one time had a wishing well, of the ebbing and flowing type, and more than a local reputation for the quality of its water.

Also in the woods was a rocking stone. This was a huge block of stone which at the slightest touch rocked.

On wild, dark nights it was said that a headless horse rider could be seen. The rider was supposed to be Sir Walter de Calverley, who murdered his two sons, Walter and William, but the locals added: "It had to be very dark," or you could not see him, he rode so fast.
Shipley Times and Express, 26th May, 1943.

I'm thinking the rocking stone could be the same thing as the Hanging Stone? There's a picture of this at the Leodis photographic archive. It certainly looks precarious.

All in all it sounds a strange spot, and not entirely encroached upon by the quarrying and industry that was once there, an exploding fireworks factory and the gardens of big houses that are very close by.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th October 2018ce

Calverley Woods (Natural Rock Feature) — Links

The Northern Antiquarian

Details of the cup-marked rocks lurking in these woods.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th October 2018ce

The Devil's Arrows (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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13th October 2018ce

Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

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23rd September 2018ce

Maiden Castle (Grinton) (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

The Smell of Water - Maiden Castle

fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
8th September 2018ce

Castle Hill (Huddersfield) (Hillfort) — Images

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12th August 2018ce
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