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East Yorkshire

<b>East Yorkshire</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (19.9.2010)
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Arras Barrow Cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Ba'l Hill Artificial Mound
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Butt Hills Round Barrow(s)
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Callis Wold Barrow Cemetery Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Catton Henge Henge
Cheesecake Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Collinswood Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Dane's Dyke Dyke
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Dane's Graves Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Easington Beach Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Easington Beach Henge Henge
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Fairy Stones Natural Rock Feature
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Fimber Cursus Cursus
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Garrowby Hill Top and Garrowby Wold Round Barrow(s)
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8 sites
The Gypsey Race
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Hen Pit Hole Sacred Well
Highfield Round Barrow(s)
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Kemp Howe Long Barrow
Kilham Long Barrow
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Kirkheads Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
Littlewood Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Millington Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Newbald Lodge Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Paddock Hill Hillfort
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Skipsea Castle Artificial Mound
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Star Carr Mesolithic site
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St Austin's Stone Natural Rock Feature
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Wallis Grange Long Barrow
Warram Percy Wold Round Barrow(s)
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Westwood Bowl Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Wetwang Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Willerby Wold House Round Barrow(s)
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Willy Howe Artificial Mound
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Barmby Moor Standing Stone / Menhir


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Ancient sculpture is ‘most important prehistoric art find in UK for century’

5,000-year-old chalk drum decorated with motifs was discovered in Yorkshire alongside burial of three children

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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12th February 2022ce

Iron Age shield found in Pocklington

The remarkably well preserved bronze shield, with a swirling pattern design, formed part of a unique chariot burial, which also contained the upright skeletons of two ponies found on a building site at Pocklington in 2018... continues...
moss Posted by moss
5th December 2019ce

Ancient henge discovered in Yorkshire

THOUSANDS of years ago it would have stood proud on the horizon, a striking monument which could be seen for miles. The circular monument lay hidden for centuries under farmland, its existence only hinted at in crop marks, spotted in aerial surveys.

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moss Posted by moss
1st January 2018ce

'Hugely important' iron age remains found at Yorkshire site

Update on an archaeological dig at Pocklington....

Almost 2,000 years after being buried, the remarkably well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions have been discovered in a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds... continues...
moss Posted by moss
18th March 2016ce

Skeletons and jewellery in square barrows come from Iron Age East Yorkshire tribe

Archaeologists say dozens of square barrows found in an East Yorkshire market town contained the skeletons and goods of people from the Arras Culture, living in the region in the Middle Iron Age between the 1st century BC and the Roman invasion... continues...
moss Posted by moss
2nd April 2015ce
Edited 2nd April 2015ce

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
Edited 24th June 2019ce

English pre-history photographic exhibition at The Treasure House, Beverley, East Yorkshire.

A bit of shameless self-promotion here.

Alison and I have an exhibition of our work titled 'Traces' at The Treasure House, Beverley, East Yorkshire opening on Saturday 4th August and finishing Saturday 29th September. the link below takes you to a pdf from the museum website and we're on page 6... continues...
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
2nd August 2012ce
Edited 2nd August 2012ce

North Sea wind firms could unearth archaeology

OFFSHORE wind farms could help reveal the ancient secrets of East Yorkshire.

Archaeologists believe plans to connect a network of huge wind farms in the North Sea to an existing sub-station in Cottingham offer the chance to unearth dozens of previously unknown settlements... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th March 2011ce

IA Goddess figurine returns to East Yorks

EAST Yorkshire's oldest lady has come home – after a 21-year absence.
The Iron Age representation of a woman was sent to experts at the British Museum in 1989.

Staff at Hull Council's archaeology department assumed it had been returned and was somewhere in their stores... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
24th August 2010ce

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 24th June 2019ce

Cattle ranching in Yorkshire BC

(from the Yorkshire Post)

ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they have solved a 50-year-old riddle about Iron Age remains in the Yorkshire Wolds.

For years they were puzzled by lines stretching more than 16 miles across chalky hillside near the village of Weaverthorpe... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th October 2002ce
Edited 13th May 2016ce

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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
Edited 24th June 2019ce

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Barmby Moor (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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5th January 2024ce

Rudston Monolith (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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22nd February 2021ce

Star Carr (Mesolithic site) — News

Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on

The archaeologist who helped lead the dig that found Britain's oldest house said the site was still giving up its secrets 10 years on.

Star Carr hit the headlines in 2010 when a circular Stone Age structure found was dated to about 8,500 BC.

Archaeologist Nicky Milner said working on the site was akin to time-travel.

"It's as close as you can get to being in a Tardis. It was an absolute dream, it took up 15 years of my life," Dr Milner said.

Ray Mears, bushcraft expert and TV presenter, was one of those who helped unlock the purpose of wood found at the site.

Star Carr is a Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age, site near Scarborough in North Yorkshire dating to almost 11,000 years ago.
moss Posted by moss
16th August 2020ce

Skipsea Castle (Artificial Mound) — Images

<b>Skipsea Castle</b>Posted by Johnnyboy Posted by Johnnyboy
16th February 2020ce

Skipsea Castle (Artificial Mound) — Folklore

‘Skipsea, an out of the way Yorkshire village, on the sea-coast between Bridlington and Hornsea, is celebrated for one of the most enduring apparitions on record. ” The White Lady of Skipsea,” as this phantom is styled, has haunted the old castle, of which, now-a-days, little more than the foundations remain, ever since the days of William the Conqueror.

This Skipsea ghost, whose local habitation no native of the place would venture near after nightfall, is described as haunting the Castle mound, and its vicinity, in the form of a beautiful young woman, of mournful aspect, attired in long white drapery.

Occasionally she may be seen flitting about the intrenchments or slopes of the Castle mound, and at times, even in the daylight, she is seen wandering about the precincts of what was formerly her home. No ill effects are reported to follow the appearance of this apparition, whose story is detailed by Mr. F. Ross in his interesting ” Yorkshire Legends and Traditions,’

John Ingram, ‘The Haunted Homes and Family Traditions of Great Britain’ (1897)

My own thoughts: Traditionally, the White Lady is supposedly the spirit of the wife of Drogo de Bevere, one of William the Conqueror's knights, who was granted the surrounding lands by the new king. She was also the Conqueror's niece, so when Drogo murdered her, he fled to Flanders before he could be punished. Her ghost has been seen ever since... but I'm wondering if she's been around a long time before that!

(as an aside, during the 1970s and 80s I grew up nearby in Hornsea, and a girl in my class at secondary school who lived in Skipsea once claimed to have seen the White Lady "come out of a hedge" and walk across the road which skirts the bailey earthworks before vanishing. She was a bit of a hard-nut, not the sort you'd expect to be up on her medieval legends, but she was adamant about it!)
Posted by Johnnyboy
16th February 2020ce
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