YAC is aimed at young people from 8 up to 17 years of age with an interest in ARCHAEOLOGY and is run by a bunch of enthusiastic archaeologists, museum professionals and teachers. The York branch meet once a month for a two-hour session in which they explore the heritage of York and surrounding area. Members go 'behind the scenes' at museums and places of historic interest and learn about the many specialisms that allow us to develop our understanding of the past. YAC take every opportunity to 'get stuck in' with practical tasks, ranging from object handling through to excavation! For further details of how to join as a young member or as a volunteer leader please visit the National YAC website: http://www.yac-uk.org//
You can also help keep the YAC branches going for another 40 years by supporting the Dig Deep for YAC Campaign (http://www.yac-uk.org/yaccampaign).
Photo credit: Victoria Adams, 13-10-2012