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The York Knowledge: Archaeology


John OxleyThis page is intended to provide (a) a guide to where one can find information about the archaeology of York on the internet; (b) contact details for organisations that have carried out archaeological work in the city and that will hold unpublished archaeological information about York; and (c) details of those organisations which hold archaeological archives and collections derived from archaeological projects in York (this information will follow shortly).

(a) On-line Sources of archaeological information about York

Archaeology Data Service

The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources. It does this by preserving digital data in the long term, and by promoting and disseminating a broad range of data in archaeology.

City of York Council

There is a limited amount of information available on the City Council website. Perhaps the most useful resource on the City of York website is the summaries of archaeological projects in the city carried out between 1990 and 2000 and a limited number of unpublished archaeological reports available as downloadable pdf files:


The City of York Council extensive archive has moved from the Art Gallery building into the Library in Library Square, to a purpose-built high-level extension.    

Heritage Gateway

On-line access to the City of York Historic Environment Record
On-line access to national heritage datasets held by English Heritage (eg listed buildings online).  

Mike Griffiths and Associates

This site provides access to online information about archaeological projects that MGA has carried out in York.
www.archaeologicalplanningconsultancy.co.uk/mga/pages/projects.php

York Archaeological Trust

Internet Portal to YAT activities. Key resources are the online Gazeteer of all YAT archaeological interventions up to 2001; publications available only online; and out-of-print publications available as downloadable pdfs:
www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/resources.htm
www.iadb.co.uk/gaz/
www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/ayw.htm
www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/resources/pubs_archive.htm
It is possible to become a Friend of York Archaeological Trust.  This gives free entry to YAT attractions such as Jorvik, as well as participation in a lively programme of talks and visits.
York Museums Trust

The York Museums Trust created and maintains the History of York website. This site provides short accessible accounts of periods, places and people in York from prehistory to the present day.
www.historyofyork.org.uk
The Museums Trust runs the Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery, and York Castle Museum.

(b) contact details for organisations that have carried out archaeological work in the city

The following is an alphabetical list of the main organisations and individuals that have carried out archaeological work in York:

AOC Archaeology Ltd
AOC Archaeology Group
The Raylor Centre
York
YO10 3DW
01904 413404
www.aocarchaeology.com

Archaeological Services WYAS
PO Box 30
Nepshaw Lane South
Morley
Leeds
LS27 0UG
Tel 0113 383 7502
Fax 0113 383 7501
http://www.aswyas.com

ArcHeritage
54 Campo Lane
Sheffield
S1 2EG
0114 3279793
www.archeritage.co.uk

Colin Briden
Historic Buildings Archaeologist
Email: cbriden@btinternet.com

CgMs Consulting
Planning, Archaeology & Historic Buildings Consultants
Morley House,
26 Holborn Viaduct,
London
EC1A 2AT
Tel: 020 7583 6767
Fax: 020 7583 2231
www.cgms.co.uk

Archaeological Services Durham University
South Road
Durham
DH1 3LE
tel 0191 334 1121
fax 0191 334 1126
archaeological.services@durham.ac.uk
www.durham.ac.uk/archaeological.services

Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd
Unit 8 Fulford Business Centre
35 Hospital Fields Road
York
YO10 4DZ
Tel: 01904 652000
Fax: 01904 749014
www.fas-heritage.co.uk

Gifford Archaeological Service
20 Nicholas Street
Chester
CH1 2NX
tel 01244 311855
fax 01244 314560

M Griffiths and Associates
Archaeological Consultant
128 Clifton,
York,
YO30 6BQ
Tel: 0845 644 6665
www.archaeologicalplanningconsultancy.co.uk

MAP Archaeological Consultants Ltd
Showfield Lane
Malton
YO17 6BT
Tel 01653 697752
Fax 01653 694747
http://www.maparchltd.co.uk

Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA)
Marwood House
Harmire Enterprise Park
Barnard Castle
Co. Durham
DL12 8BN
Tel: 01833 690800
Fax: 01833 690801
http://northernarchaeologicalassociates.co.uk

On-Site Archaeology
25A Milton Street
York YO10 3EP
Contact: Mr N Pearson
tel 01904 411673
fax 01904 414522
http://www.onsitearchaeology.co.uk/

Oxford Archaeology Unit
Janus House
Osney Mead
Oxford
OX2 0ES
tel 01865 243888
fax 01865 793496
http://thehumanjourney.net

Dr Patrick Ottaway FSA, MIFA
Archaeological Consultant
Hon Editor Archaeological Journal
Tower House
Fishergate
York YO10 4UA
Tel: 01904 567372
Mob: 07920 282590
www.pjoarchaeology.co.uk

York Archaeological Trust
47 Aldwark
York YO1 7BX
01904 663000
www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/

York Osteoarchaeology Ltd
Ivy Cottage
75 Main St
Bishop Wilton
York YO42 1SR
Tel 01759 368483
www.yorkosteoarch.co.uk