Star Carr is world renowned in Archaeology. It is incredibly important because of the amazing number of artefacts found which had been preserved in peat. These included finds such as barbed points made from antler (used in hunting), stag frontlets (head-dresses) and beads. These sorts of discoveries are extremely rare.
This website presents a range of information about this site and our current project, POSTGLACIAL.
How to learn more
There is an exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum on Star Carr
Our new book, "Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age" (which was nominated for Book of the Year) is now available to buy from the Council for British Archaeology:
(email them at:
( ISBN 978-1-902771-99-1)
We have also published a glossy booklet called "The Story of Star Carr" - all proceeds to go to help fund more free public activities.
To obtain a copy of the booklet please send a cheque for £3 made payable to "The Vale of Pickering Research Trust" to Claire Watkins, Department of Archaeology, University of York, The Kings Manor, York, YO1 7EP
We have been conducting a project to track down all the finds from the early excavations which are spread around many different museums. You can access information and pictures of all the finds, including the amazing head-dresses, beads and barbed points from the Archaeology Data Service, by copying this code into your search bar http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1019856