Wonders of the Wolds

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Wonders of the Wolds is a digital event marking the launch of a new research strategy for the Yorkshire Wolds.

This exciting event, in collaboration with Historic England, will celebrate the landscape, history and archaeology of the Wolds via expert analysis and commentary. Find out what makes this place important to those who visit, work and live here, and learn how this has shaped a research strategy for the region.

Hear from the Experts

Wonders of the Wolds: Exploring the Study Zones by Katrina Gargett, Community Engagement Manager for York Archaeological Trust.

Join Katrina as she explores the six study zones that make up the Wonders of the Wolds project.

Exploring the Landscape Archaeology of the Western Yorkshire Wolds by Dr Peter Halkon.

Dr Peter Halkon of the University of Hull introduces the geology and archaeology of the Yorkshire Wolds using a number of key sites, including a stunning Iron Age ‘shrine’ monument excavated in 2021.

Creative Responses from the Community

A collection of images of the Wolds.

Poetry and artwork inspired by the archaeology of the Wolds, by Thixendale Art Group, January 2020.


Want to learn more about the project, as well as the Wolds themselves? Download our brochure using the link below!

See how a site in the Wolds can change over the past 7,000 years in our comic! Download it using the link below.