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The past beneath our feet

Posted on 11 April 2013

Community publication of the results of excavations at the University's Heslington East campus expansion.

Hes east project

Following generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund scholars from the Department of Archaeology have published a booklet for local residents about the findings of the excavations at the new university campus site at Heslington East. The booklet aims to be accessible to all and to bring some of the important discoveries from this rural settlement site to a wide audience including; unusual burial practices, evidence for specialized depositional practices and the surprising scale of Roman infrastructure. You can download the booklet here: The past beneath our feet (PDF , 4,557kb).