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Norse Knowledge

Posted on Monday 19 February 2018

Dr Steve Ashby features on Vikings documentary

Dr Kevin Walsh awarded AHRC grant

Posted on Friday 16 February 2018

Senior lecturer awarded funding for research on pastoralism and transhumance in the Western Alps

New publication on the Mesolithic in the Baltic Sea basin

Posted on Friday 9 February 2018

York research student publishes in Quaternary Science Reviews

Landmark Publication from York Researchers on Archaeological Illustration in Journal of Field Archaeology

Posted on Tuesday 6 February 2018

In "Pencils and Pixels" Colleen Morgan and Holly Wright Critically Examine Digital and Analog Field Drawing

Hands-on experimental archaeology at the YEAR centre

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

Exciting opportunities for students on the MA/MSc Material Culture and Experimental Archaeology

Dr. Daryl Stump appointed as lecturer

Posted on Friday 2 February 2018

The joint appointment between the Departments of Archaeology and Environment follows the completion of Daryl's AAREA project

New website for the Wildmore Fen project

Posted on Friday 26 January 2018

The project is led by the University of York and explores the Neolithic Landscape of Lincolnshire and beyond

Sex pistols cartoons to go on display

Posted on Wednesday 24 January 2018

Artwork sketched on the walls of the Sex Pistols’ London home has gone on display in York.

Upcoming events


Selling Museums

Dr Jamie Larkin examines commercial activity in the context of the museum; should it be resisted or embraced?


Archaeology and Placeshaping - why it is time to re-evaluate what we mean by developer led archaeological mitigation

Neil Redfern, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England, will be sharing findings from the A1 project.


Trust, mistrust and identity construction at the time of Brexit

Chiara Bonacchi, Co-Investigator Researcher at UCL's Institute of Archaeology, will explore the interlinking concepts of trust - neutrally understood - expertise, heritage and contemporary sentiments about Brexit.


Telling the whole story: publishing sites in a developer-funded context

Gill Hey, CEO of Oxford Archaeology, will discuss the challenges of publishing sites in the commercial sector.


Constructing Stonehenge, Creating its Landscape c1860-1960.

Martyn Barber, Senior Researcher with Historic England's Aerial Investigation & Mapping team, will examine the the causes, aims and motivations behind some of the late 19th and early 20th century interventions at Stonehenge. A narrative which views the transformation from a privately-owned and neglected ruin transformed, via essential maintenance and repair, into a unique expression of Neolithic beliefs and achievement overlooks the underlying complexities.


The Must Farm Project

Mark Knight, site director of the Must Farm Project, will be sharing the latest findings from 'Britain's Pompeii' for this year's finale.