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YEAR Centre Official Launch

Posted on Friday 15 February 2019

The York Experimental Archaeology Research (YEAR) Centre celebrates with a new blog detailing research

Professor Emeritus Martin Carver Publishes New Book: Formative Britain

Posted on Friday 15 February 2019

Formative Britain is a highly illustrated book that presents an account of the peoples occupying the island of Britain between 400 and 1100 AD

Jessica Hendy Appointed as New Lecturer in Palaeoproteomics

Posted on Friday 8 February 2019

Groundbreaking researcher in the study of ancient proteins joins BioArCh

New Publication: Single Context Archaeology as Anarchist Praxis

Posted on Tuesday 29 January 2019

Colleen Morgan co-authors a new article in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

A Day in the Life of an Archaeology Undergraduate Video

Posted on Monday 28 January 2019

Check out this incredible choose-your-own-adventure video by Amy, a first year Archaeology and Heritage student

Elizabeth Castle Project to continue in 2019

Posted on Monday 28 January 2019

The project has received funding for further investigation this summer

New Head of Department

Posted on Friday 18 January 2019

Professor Nicky Milner becomes head of the Archaeology Department

What do you actually do? Careers podcast launched

Posted on Wednesday 16 January 2019

Brand new podcast to help you get ideas and insights into a wide range of careers.

Upcoming events


Dismantling Ivory Towers: Archaeology, Conservation and Community Engagement in Turkey

B. Nilgün Öz explores how community-focused projects take place during archaeological excavations in Turkey, identifying problems and opportunities for conservation, and discussing the impact of such projects on site conservation.


Programmed for Affect: Thinking About Sensors and Senses in Heritage and Cultural Experiences

Jess Hoare considers whether wearable technologies can further our understanding of the relationship between heritage and cultural spaces and their visitors.


Reyahn King in Conversation with Sara Wajid

Sara Wajid will host a special conversation with Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, about access, diversity, representation and social change in the museums and heritage sector. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event!


Deposition interrupted – The Must Farm Pile dwellings

The famous Late Bronze Age site of Must Farm was extraordinarily well preserved in the archaeological record. This lecture will explore the site from the perspective of the archaeologist who led the excavations, Mark Knight.


Workshop on the Co-Design of Digital Experiences in Archaeology

Join us in York in April 2019 for a 2-day workshop exploring co-design for digital archaeology/heritage projects…