Research Frameworks

York Archaeology works in partnership to develop research frameworks for future projects.

Research Strategy

York Archaeology has identified a number of priority areas in its own research strategy. We plan to provide tangible benefits to diverse communities by creating opportunities that directly enhance prosperity and wellbeing through engaging with heritage.  As part of our strategy we have identified three main themes  for our research:

  • Understand our past
  • Conserve our heritage
  • Facilitate research and best practice

Our Research Strategy is going to be released shortly.

Research Frameworks

York City Deposit Model Project

Deposit Modelling Project

The York City Deposit Model Project is a collaboration between York Archaeology, AOC Archaeology and City of York Council as part of a Historic England Funded project to create a conceptual model of deposits for the entire city. The overall aim is to generate a new Deposit Model for the City of York by;

  • Mapping archaeological deposits,
  • Sediments with palaeoenvironmental potential,
  • Waterlogging and/or organic-preservation
  • And pre-urban ‘natural’ topography from a collection of data sources.

The aim is that nationally important heritage assets can be appropriately managed.

A new Deposit Model and underlying dataset for the City of York will have positive outcomes for the planning process, including for decision-making, development design, and past landscape reconstruction.