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.
York Archaeology has taken a leading role in the development of regional and local frameworks on behalf of Historic England for the Regional Frameworks Network, including;
York City Deposit Model 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.