Yorkshire Festival of Archaeology 2018 Summary

Now that the Summer seems to have finally passed on to Autumn, now feels like the right time to look back on our campaign, the Yorkshire Festival of Archaeology 2018.

We would firstly like to thank all of the organisations who took part in our Festival, without your events ours could never have happened! We had all manner of events, from walks, exhibitions, museum activity days, excavations, and even some re-enactments! Not including the cancelled trip to Hanging Grimston, the range of events (3 in South Yorkshire, 3 in East Yorkshire and 3 in North Yorkshire) and the periods they covered (from the Mesolithic right up to the present day and almost everything in between) shows just what a great variety of archaeology we have on our doorstep, although of course this is but a taster of what we champion in our region as a whole. Most encouraging was that many of these events had a number of activities for all ages and abilities, with a large number of family-themed events, as well as guided walks and exhibitions, with some more academic events too, demonstrating that we cater for everyone and cover a very broad variety of activities within our scope.

So what about 2019? At the time of writing we have been told that the national CBA will be holding their annual Festival of Archaeology as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, which we anticipate will be even better than this year’s events for the Yorkshire region!