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Sharing the information found through archaeological work and research.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Archaeology

Archaeology in the York and East Riding of Yorkshire Area.

If your Planning Application as received an Archaeological Condition on the Notice of Decision, you will need one or more of these:

Estimate, Written Scheme of Investigation, Watching Brief, Trial Trenches, Evaluation, Report, Desk-Based Assessment.

Find out more by using the drop down menu above.

Talks, Walks & Workshops

There are currently 34 talks available, many of which can also be created into Workshops, or why not arrange a Walking Tour around York – various routes and themes available.

Find out more by using the drop down menu above.

Karen Adams also has a page on the Public Speakers Corner website

Research

Undergoing research is helping to create more talks and workshops as well as the information for the:

On this Day Pages – Find out about some of the important events which have taken place across the world on each day of the year – see menu above.

Newsletters

A monthly newsletter (pdf) can be downloaded for free.

Find them in the News & Articles drop down menu above.

Community Archaeology

PastSearch has been working with local communities and in particular with the Holme-on-Spalding Moor Local History Society, to discover more about their past through archaeology.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Mar
13
Wed
7:30 pm PastSearch Talk @ Poppleton Methodist Church
PastSearch Talk @ Poppleton Methodist Church
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm
PastSearch Talk @ Poppleton Methodist Church
Karen Adams has been invited to give a talk for the Poppleton CAMEO on the Clues Above the Eyeline in York.
Jun
20
Thu
7:30 pm PastSearch Talk @ Micklegate Methodist Church Hall
PastSearch Talk @ Micklegate Methodist Church Hall
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm
PastSearch Talk @ Micklegate Methodist Church Hall
Karen Adams has been in invited to give a talk for the Pontefract & District Family History Society on the Trials & Execution at York.
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258 years of the British Museum
The British Museum opened its doors to visitors 258 years ago this month, on 15 January 1759. The first national public museum in the world, it was – and sti...
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13 Jan 1879 – USA – Ada Anderson completed 2700 quarter miles in 2700 quarter hours pedestrianism at Mozart Gardens, Brooklyn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3m-ew14jJs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Anderson
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Ada's Diet: One Day in January 1879
Pedestrienne Ada Anderson walked 2,700 quarter miles in 2,700 quarter hours over a 28-day period in the late 1870s. Here's what one newspaper reported that s...
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22nd September 1888: First edition of National Geographic Magazine published
The National Geographic Society was established in Washington D.C. in January 1888. Founded by just thirty-three men, the Society’s first President was the l...
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11th January 1569: First recorded lottery drawn in England under Elizabeth I
The scheme itself was announced in 1566, at a time when England was seeking to expand its international trade. Income from the lottery was therefore used to ...
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Grand Canyon Saved From Industrialization - Decades TV Network
It was a move to guarantee that one of nature’s masterpieces would not disappear under the industrialization of the West. Using a provision in the Antiquitie...
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15 Jan 1759 – GB – British Museum opened in London. https://t.co/5kJAM7FTR6
https://t.co/iGHIPJC25U

13 Jan 1879 – USA – Ada Anderson
completed 2700 quarter miles in 2700 quarter hours pedestrianism at Mozart
Gardens, Brooklyn. https://t.co/yWwPu8Kp1z
https://t.co/ZT1SEE9xaZ

13 Jan 1888 – USA – National Geographic
founded in Washington DC. https://t.co/BasaKbAIsx
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https://t.co/dfXLeuL4LG

11 Jan 1569 – England – First recorded
lottery to take place in England, chartered by Elizabeth I. https://t.co/22TeFkUicF

Read article if PastSearch Newsletter: https://t.co/7Si0B7yN3o

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11 Jan 1908 – USA – Grand
Canyon National Monument created. https://t.co/Ca1wk7Ue3a
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9 Jan 1816 – UK –
Sir Humphrey Davy tested the Davy Lamp at Hebburn Colliery. https://t.co/qiW6VRNOMw
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