Archaeology Live! is York Archaeological Trust’s annual training excavation. The dig is set in the centre of York and offers trainees the chance to work with professional archaeologists and to learn and practice the various techniques of archaeological excavation. During Archaeology Live!, the archaeology is entirely excavated and recorded by the trainees with assistance and advice from the trainers. It is a field-based training programme where people learn by doing, making exciting discoveries in a location famous for its wealth of archaeology.
This year’s dig takes place in the grounds of All Saints, North Street – one of York’s finest medieval churches. Alongside the chance to learn more about this historic building, the team will be uncovering the story of the church’s grounds. We expect to encounter finds and features from the Victorian, medieval, Viking and possibly even Roman periods. People of all ages (14+) and experience levels are welcome, with training fitted to suit individual requirements. It is a chance for the public to get behind the scenes and in the thick of an archaeological dig, to learn from professionals and add new knowledge to York’s amazing history.
Spring session: Monday 31st March – Friday 11th April.
Summer session: Monday 23rd June – Friday 12th September.
Autumn session: Monday 20th October – Friday 24th October.
Weekend courses: May 24th-25th (sold out), August 23rd-24th, October 18th-19th (More possible weekends TBC)
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