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Archaeology Live! 2011: Hungate, York

posted 25 Feb 2011, 10:00 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 17:03 ]
Spring dates: 4th April - 15th April 2011 - NOW FULL for both weeks.

Summer dates: 27th June - 16th September 2011

Annual community training excvations for the Archaeology Live! Event hosted by the Dig Hungate project of York Archaeological Trust. Excavations on the biggest site in York for 25 years, part of the Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd development.

The 2011 Archaeology Live! Training dig will concentrate on investigating Roman, Viking and medieval archaeology on the central and eastern extents of the site.

The excavation hopes to answer a number of questions about the Hungate site, which has already been shown to contain deeply stratified archaeology from the Roman period onwards. Small-scale excavations in 2000 and 2002 revealed a complex sequence of burials, structures, occupation deposits and road surfaces dating from as early as the 3rd century AD. Significant archaeology lay relatively close to the modern ground surface and was generally well preserved.

The training excavation provides a way to learn about and participate in excavation, recording, planning, finds processing, environmental sampling, and processing. Any other specific requests for training may also be available on application. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course.

During Archaeology Live!, the archaeology will be excavated and recorded by the trainees; the trainers teach and assist when required. It is a field-based training programme where people learn by doing the excavation, and by discovering and recording the archaeology themselves, rather than by classroom-based tuition.

For more information contact:

Training Dig, York Archaeological Trust, 47 Aldwark, YORK, YO1 7BX, ENGLAND


Mobile: +44 (0) 7908 210026

Fax: +44 (0) 1904 663024

Training is provided in the form of on-site included in fee. Accommodation is provided in the form of self catering single rooms (extra). The cost is £50/day £190/week.