April update from York

It’s been a damp and chilly spring in York, but it’s all happening at Archaeology Live HQ!  Here’s an overview of our latest news:

Extra weekend dig!

Due to astonishing demand, we’ve opened up a fourth weekend excavation for the summer and we’re already down to the last two places! Click here for more info on the courses.

Post-excavation courses

Our Winter 2016 Post-Excavation courses are now open for bookings. These courses are open to anyone with previous Archaeology Live! experience and offer a unique opportunity to learn what happens to site records after an excavation is completed. Trainees will look at the primary archive from our All Saints, North Street excavation and learn how to process, manage and analyse the data. For full info on the courses, click here.

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Digitising records.

Archaeology Live! 2016

York is home to some of Britain’s best preserved and most complex archaeological deposits. In 2016, we will be digging in not one, but two sites in the heart of the city.

The All Saints, North Street excavation, summer 2015

The All Saints, North Street excavation, summer 2015

On the west side of the River Ouse, within the Roman colonia, our All Saints, North Street dig will enter its third year. Click here to learn more about the site and how to get involved.

On the east side of the river, close to the Roman fortress, we will be returning to the site of our 2006 season to further investigate a sequence containing some fascinating archaeology. In particular, we will be looking for evidence for a Viking predecessor to the medieval church of St. Saviour’s. Click here to learn more!

Setting up to plan, St. Saviour's 2006

Setting up to plan, St. Saviour’s 2006

Spring Season 2016

We had a fantastic start to the new digging season between March and early April. We are currently writing up the site diaries for our Spring excavation, which yielded a few real surprises! Watch this space for updates.

A freshly unearthed glazed medieval floor tile, April 2016.

A freshly unearthed glazed medieval floor tile, April 2016.

In 2016, we’re opening up new ways for you to get hands-on experience of some nationally significant archaeology. Whether you’re behind the scenes helping us create a site report, or out in the trench unearthing the latest finds, you’ll be on the cutting edge of an amazing archaeological project!

To find out more about any of our courses or to book your space to join the team, email us at trainingdig@yorkat.co.uk