Welcome to the Yorkshire county pages.
Yorkshire is divided between two Finds Liaison Officers. The North and East Yorkshire FLO is based at the Yorkshire Museum, York and the FLO for South and West Yorkshire is based at the West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service, Morley, Leeds.
The Yorkshire landscape has evolved over thousands of years, being influenced by geology, climate and human activity. It is huge and varied, comprising dramatic and contrasting landscapes from the coastline of the east, the rolling chalklands of the Wolds, the sweeping Dales and foreboding Pennines, to the largely agricultural landscapes of the Vales of York, Pickering and Mowbray. These diverse settings have, in part, determined the nature of the towns and cities set within them. These areas support a wide range of land uses, including arable, pasture, and woodland, with a variety of natural and historic features.
Yorkshire’s archaeological heritage is equally rich, with fascinating sites coming together to tell its story.
Here are just a few of the many fascinating archaeological sites in Yorkshire:
- The archaeological excavation at Star Carr
- Deepcar Mesolithic Site, Sheffield
- The Twelve Apostles Stone Circle
- Wetwang Chariot Burials
- Aberford Dykes
- Castle Hill, Almondbury
- Aldborough Roman site
- Burdale Anglian Settlement
- Middleham Castle
- Wharram Percy deserted medieval village
- Roche Abbey, Rotherham
- Pontefract Castle
- Sandal Castle, Wakefield
- Conisbrough Castle, Doncaster
- Kirkstall Abbey
- Halifax Piece Hall
- Wortley Top forge, Barnsley