Excavation Archive

The York Archaeology Archive holds records produced in the course of our archaeological projects. Although referred to as the Excavation Archive for convenience, this material encompasses the full range of archaeological endeavour including geophysical survey, building recording, and post-excavation analysis.

The majority of projects recorded in this archive are located in and around the city of York. This reflects the role of the York Archaeology as a leading archaeological organisation within York’s Area of Archaeological Importance. While we are regularly commissioned to work further afield, the archives for these projects are often kept by the regional collecting authority. Our team is happy to receive enquiries concerning these sites, and if we do not hold the records ourselves we will endeavour to direct researchers towards the appropriate archival body.

The information available on pre-2000s sites description was taken from The York Archaeological Trust Gazetteer Project, compiled from the paper archive by Rhona Finlayson and edited by Wendy Sherlock and Richard Hall, with thanks to Christine Kyriacou, David Brinklow, Ailsa Mainman, and Gill Woolrich.

For archival requests, please refer to the Enquiries page.