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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Programme 2024/2025: Key events

Prehistory Research Section events:


Members’ Morning. Saturday 15th June. 10.45am - 12.30pm. In-person meeting at Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD.
Two 30 minute talks from members on their research, with time for discussion. Tea/coffee on arrival at 10.45am.

Steve Sherlock: 'An Introduction to the Neolithic Saltern at Street House'
This talk will focus on the significance of, post excavation analysis, and ongoing research of a Neolithic saltern at Street House, in North Yorkshire. The site has provided the first evidence for salt manufacture occurring during the Neolithic in the UK, remarkable for both its survival and the wealth of evidence for this industrial archaeology from 6,000 years ago. We are just going into a major programme of analysis, leading to publication and I will present the programme of planned works and information about a conference in the Autumn of 2024.

Tony Hunt, Nova Lee, Tracy Green & Jon Kenny: ‘Community Investigation – is there a Hammerton Henge?
The siting of a curvilinear feature beneath Kirk Hammerton, lying in the valley of the River Nidd, North Yorkshire, has sparked much interest locally and beyond. Tony Hunt, YAA Mapping and Jon Kenny, Community Archaeologist, supported by Nova
Lee, local landowner, have inspired the local community to investigate - Does Kirk Hammerton sit on top of an ancient henge? This talk will reveal their journey of community participation and discovery.

See attached flyer.


Joint meeting with The Prehistoric Society. Saturday 7th September. 2pm. Leeds City Museum.

Dr Jake Rowland 'Beyond Symbols of Power: Life in Middle Neolithic grave goods in Eastern Yorkshire'.


Saturday 7th December. Christmas meeting. Swarthmore.

Talks from Tom Moore from Durham University, on his excavations at Scots Dyke, as part of his ‘Monumentality and Landscape: Linear Earthworks in Britain’ project and from Seren Griffiths, from Manchester Metropolitan University, on how Francis Buckley got involved in flint collecting in the Southern Pennines in the early 20 th century.




Saturday 22nd March. Talk from Clive Waddington 'How Britain became an island: the Storegga Slide tsunami and Mesolithic catastrophe'.


Possible Archaeological Events for Your Diary:

Guest Lectures (open to all)  

Bradford University: School Archaeological and Forensic Science guest lectures series.

Lectures start at 5.30pm in Richmond Building (room E59) and as a webinar.

Please note - Your E-Mail Address:

The majority of members now receive their notices and newsflashes electronically. If your contact details have changed, please let me know, so that our address list remains up-to-date. If you wish to change the way you receive your section information, please drop me a line - either by email, or by post :  John Cruse,  3 Ellicott Court,  Park Road,  Menston,  LS29 6PA

Above programme updated 6th May 2024