What’s on: ‘YORK BEFORE YORK’: THE PREHISTORY OF THE CITY

Sat 17 Oct

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This year’s York Archaeology Conference has as its principal theme the study of what is now the City of York in the prehistoric period before it was transformed by the arrival of the Roman army in about AD 71.

Our opening speaker, Melanie Giles, will look at aspects of the York region as a whole in prehistory, but with particular reference to the Iron Age (c 700 BC – mid-1st century AD). Cath Neal and Steve Roskams will tell us about the results of excavations on the site of the new University Campus at Heslington (pictured above) which have revealed a long and most important sequence of prehistoric archaeology. Mark Whyman will review the evidence for pre-Roman activity and settlement in the historic core of the city. Ian Milstead, YAT, will use the recent excavations (2015) at Monks Cross to explore landscape development between Iron Age and Roman periods on the north-east side of the city.

To conclude the conference we have asked Malin Holst, one of the leading specialists in the field, to tell us about some of her recent ground-breaking research on human remains from excavations in York.

Date

Saturday 17th October
10:00 – 16:30
Cost £15.00

Because of the interest this conference will hold for students at Colleges and Universities in the region, there will be up to 30 FREE places reserved for registered students aged 16 and above (details of student registration will be required on the day of the Conference). If you wish to book a free place then use the appropriate link below:

Main event Standard Booking £15:

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For those wishing to claim a free place as a student use the link below:

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There will be refreshments on arrival and in the afternoon. Lunch is not provided but you can either bring your own or there are a variety of outlets very close to the venue.

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