Under the Uplands

Welcome to the Virtual Museum for the Under the Uplands project

From Ice Age elephants to mysterious Roman ‘spoons’, excavations at Victoria Cave have produced remarkable evidence of changing environments and human occupation over the last 600,000 years.

Among them are Ice Age predators, and long-extinct mega-fauna, dating back 125,000 years to a time when Yorkshire was a tropical landscape. There’s also evidence of the first humans and animals to return to northern Britain after the last glaciers retreated nearly 15,000 years ago, as well many of the offerings left by a Romano-British cave cult who re-opened the cave thousands of years later.