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Archaeology - local information
Local information about the archaeology of North Yorkshire can be found in the Historic Environment Record (HER), maintained by the North Yorkshire Country Council historic environment team.
Historic environment record (HER)
More details about the historic environment record can be found on our historic sites and monuments web page. We cover the area of North Yorkshire outside the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. The City of York is also outside of our area. Contact details for the respective historic environment records of these local authority areas can be found on the Heritage Gateway website via the web link below.
Other datasets and web resources
There are a number of Yorkshire-wide organisations with an interest in Yorkshire and its historic Ridings, such as CBA Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group. There are also a number of national datasets, who hold North Yorkshire-related information, including those on the Heritage Gateway, the Portable Antiquities Scheme database, and the ArchSearch catalogue and other resources maintained by the Archaeology Data Service. Links to these websites can be found below.
Current research and recent discoveries
Through the frequently asked questions link pages below, you can find out more about a number of recent research projects and new discoveries in North Yorkshire, as well as a number of pieces of multi-disciplinary landscape-scale research, looking not only at archaeology but also other aspects including landscape, natural heritage, geology and geomorphology.
Places to visit
Through the County Council's online mapping, you can find a range of museums and historic buildings to visit.
You can find out more about local groups, societies and community archaeology via the frequently asked questions page below.
Via the links in the frequently asked questions page about local events, you can find out more about what's on and publicise details of your own events.
Archaeology: Local Information frequently asked questions