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Archaeology and shoes in the Vale of Pickering

This is a brilliant ‘new’ find not of really old archaeology – but of the material culture left behind by archaeologists. This is a pair of boots left behind by archaeologists at some time between 1978 and 1984 when the … Continue reading

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Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance

I am delighted to post an updated version of the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance (May 2012). This Statement of Significance provides a first summary of significance for the Vale of Pickering. You can download a PDF (3MB) of the … Continue reading

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Archaeology and landscape in the Vale of Pickering (and beyond)

The Landscape Research Centre (Prof. Dominic Powlesland) has started an ‘occasional’ news blog to run alongside the full Landscape Research Centre website. This is a brilliant way to get to the ‘best bits’ of their work and I’m really looking … Continue reading

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Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance

I am delighted to post an updated version of the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance (May 2012) You can download a PDF (3MB) of the document by clicking here: VoP SoS this is extracted from the text:  The Vale of … Continue reading

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The other side of the vale of Pickering

Sunshine in Hunmanby Gap looking out north towards Filey. The coast here has multiple layers of meaning – at the end of the last ice age the UK was connected to mainland Europe through the landmass of Doggerland, much much … Continue reading

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Turfscript – walking, archaeology and ancient history

Reading the landscape, back to the inspiring Romantic Moderns again for some more thoughts about landscape, archaeology and art. H. J. Massingham in The Genius of England, describes the prehistoric  landscape as “the turfscript of these abandoned downs” (cited Harris, … Continue reading

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landscape, archaeology and art

Last night the opening of Art from Archaeology in the Vale of Pickering,  Etched lines in a linear landscape. A collaboration between The Landscape Research Centre and artist Paul Musgrove. Paul’s work is beautiful, and a thought provoking way of increasing … Continue reading

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