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Welcome to the Yorkshire county pages.

 

Roseberry Topping, North
Yorkshire.
County of Yorkshire. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

Explore artefacts and coins found in Yorkshire and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Yorkshire finds and volunteering on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, clubs or societies or come to a local event. Or contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Latest Posts from Yorkshire

    


      


    • Medieval strap-ends with zoomorphic terminals


    



    Introduction Working with Portable Antiquities Scheme data always throws up little puzzles.  By grappling with them together we can hopefully advance knowledge, however gradually.  I am a medievalist working in the south of the country, and was therefore struck by a particular strap-end type whose findspots seemed to cluster in the North (though I was …more

    


      


    • Medieval heraldic harness fitting


    



    This colourful find, a medieval heraldic harness fitting dating from c. 1250-1400, caught our attention in the South and West Yorkshire office. The finder, Ian Cushnie, kindly provided his own research in identifying the family whose arms it depicted. Building on that research, this post by Graham Rawson (PAS volunteer, SWYOR) seeks to give some …more