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Eston Nab (Hillfort)

Eston Nab is now owned by the people.

Trefael (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Secrets of the earliest Britons could be hidden in 5,000-year-old tomb

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Neolithic portal dolmen, one of Western Europe's oldest ritual burial chambered monuments, in an isolated field in Wales.

It is thought the tomb was built from giant boulders about 5,500 years ago. Its capstone bears a seemingly random pattern of dozens of circular holes gouged into its surface – symbols of Neolithic or Bronze Age ritual burial activity.

Read more here


RAM 2012

Details for this years Rock Art Meeting
Old Bewick Northumberland

Jan-RAM 2012

Do it

Wade's Stone (South) (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Wade's Stone re-erected


Ian Shepherd

Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound)

David Attenborough's big dig

Silbury Hill is as ancient and enigmatic as Stonehenge. David Attenborough tells Jonathan Jones why he set out to crack it


Rock Art Meeting RAM 2010

Sardinia (Island)

The sealed wonders of Sardinia -

Bonorva Chequered Tomb (Sa Pala Larga Tomb no.7)
and wonderful images of the tomb over on

Thanks to Pete G for highlighting this wonderful find.

Isle of Skye

Prehistoric burial ground found on Skye


Magic mountain yields jade axes

A nice article about the three-year project, JADE, which has investigated the production, distribution, use and meaning of Neolithic jade axeheads.

Roseberry Topping (Sacred Hill)

Odin's Glow

October 2009
Over 4 days the entire hill will be illuminated in a sensational display of lighting and pyrotechnics.
Open-air artworks will be positioned around the fields below the hill and perfomers, fellrunners and hillwalkers will add to the spectacle.

Watch this space


North Yorkshire historic environment day 2009

..Eight talks will cover the rich variety of research projects and fieldwork activity in the historic environment of the county over the past year. Speakers include Paula Ware on recent discoveries in Malton, Steve Moorhouse on the monastic landscape of Fountains Abbey, John Buglass on the coastal zone survey in North Yorkshire and Nicky Milner on recent excavations at Star Carr.

Visitors will also be able to browse archaeological book stalls and visit stands showcasing projects by local societies.

Pre-booking is essential. Tickets cost £6. To book, call 08458 727374,

Booking forms and info at

Fylingdales Moor (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Cash to reveal moors secrets

Whitby Gazette

A £27,000 funding boost is to be used to help document the archaeological recording and research of sites unearthed following the Fylingdales Moor fire in September 2003.
The £26,900 project, which is being funded by English Heritage, will also be used to produce advice on lessons learnt from the fire and subsequent restoration projects as well as guidance on disaster planning for moorland environments which contain historic sites.

It will be managed by the North York Moors National Park Authority and Blaise Vyner, an experienced local archaeologist and private consultant who has been involved in the site since the initial post-fire archaeological survey, will carry out the project.

More here…


Is there a British Chalcolithic?

People, Place and Polity in the later Third Millenium BC
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th April 2008

A major international conference organised by the Prehistoric Society and Bournemouth University Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage

This conference will address the concept of the Chalcolithic in British archaeology. Our continental colleagues have long used the term to augment their three-age system. Why has the term not been adopted so universally in Britain and Ireland? Is it relevant to our islands? Or is it a misnomer?

Duddo Five Stones (Stone Circle)

Wind Farm Plan Rejected

Read about it here


People and the Land Settlement in the Eden Valley: Prehistoric to Present Day

Saturday 6th October 2007

Appleby Archaeology Group Autumn Conference - People and the Land Settlement in the Eden Valley: Prehistoric to Present Day at Appleby Grammar School. Event takes place between 9.30am and 4pm. Contact Harry Hawkins on 01768 864340.

Cumbrian Henge Tour

Saturday 21st July 2007

A visit to Two Cumbrian Henges with Helen Caffrey. Event takes place at Eamont Bridge, near Penrith. Henges are circular ceremonial sites dating from the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. Find out more about these impressive structures as you explore King Arthur's Round Table (reasonably accessible to those with limited mobility) and Mayburgh. To book a place on this free tour of these sites contact Lancaster University on 01524 592623/4. Early booking advisable.

Aspects of Prehistoric Cumbria

Saturday 28th April 2007

Aspects of Prehistoric Cumbria - CNWRS study day to be held at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith in conjunction with the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. Various speakers including Dr Aubrey Burl who will speak about Cumbrian Stone Circles - Are they Really? and Professor Mark Edmonds of University of York who will talk about The Neolithic in the Central Fells. Event takes place between 9am and 5pm. Follow the link at the bottom of the page for further information and booking details.

Northumberland (County)

Durham County Council's Archaeology Department 3rd Annual Conference

Saturday 10 March 2007, 9:50am-4.30pm
Durham County Council's Archaeology Department will be holding its 3rd Annual Conference. The day will offer talks on recent archaeological discoveries, community excavations, recording and research. There will be talks on the following subjects:
• Hannah Wiggens, Durham County Council - County Durham Historic Landscape Characterisation project
• David Mason, Durham County Council - The Peter Scott excavations at Piercebridge Roman Fort
• Martin Roberts, English Heritage - Middridge Grange - historic farm building and Grade 1 listed building
• Richard Annis, Archaeological Serives Durham University - Excavations at East Park Sedgefield 2006
• Richard Hewitt, Archaeological Research Services - Archaeological Assessment of the aggregate producing areas of the County Durham Magnesium Limestone plateau
• Robin Taylor-Wilson, Pre-Construct Archaeology - Roman Chester-le-Street
• David Butler, Local Historian - Aykley Heads House, Durham
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are now on sale. Tickets cost £8.50 (the cost has increased slightly this year due to increases in catering costs) and will include a buffet lunch and tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon. There will be stalls in the Durham Room during the morning tea break and lunch which will include local historical and archaeological societies as well as bookstalls.
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