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York makes Heritage Count


Heritage Counts 2009
is the annual survey of the state of the historic environment by English Heritage and this year the focus is on the relationship between a sense of place, social capital and the historic environment. The Department of Archaeology, University of York is pleased to have its current field project, based at Heslington East, cited in the report as a case study illustrating the value of community engagement with the historic environment. The report also discusses the results of recent research exploring the complex relationship between the historic environment and social capital. The finding that the historic environment is a significant and positive factor in strengthening a sense of place for local communities merits further exploration and analysis.