York Archaeological Trust

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Modern day Viking coin making at the Jorvik Viking Centre

The York Archaeological Trust for Excavation and Research Limited is an educational charity, established in 1972 in the city of York, England. It carries out archaeological investigations, fieldwork, excavation and research in York, Yorkshire and throughout Britain and beyond. Its staff include experts in archaeological excavation, historic building analysis and recording, artefact curation, conservation and research, archaeological computing, illustration and design.

It created and runs the Jorvik Viking Centre in Coppergate Walk, York, which is noted for its living history approach. It is on the site of the Trust's 'Viking Dig' which made a major contribution to archaeologists' knowledge of town life in Viking Age England.[1] Other sites in York run by the Jorvik Group are:

It publishes hard copy and web based reports, popular books and information resources. It offers opportunities to take part in archaeological investigation through its annual training excavation 'Archaeology Live', and hosts the Community Archaeologist for York.


  1. ^ Jones 1990, p. 258-260.


  • Jones, Andrew (1990). "Archaeological Reconstruction and Education at the Jorvik Viking Centre and Archaeological Research Centre, York, UK". In Planel, Philippe; Stone, Peter G. Constructed Past: Experimental Archaeology, Education and the Public. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 258–268. ISBN 9781134828289. 

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