Thursday, January 06, 2011

On-Site Archaeology shorlisted for Rescue Dig Of The Year award

York archaeologists have been shortlisted for an award after unearthing a mass grave of Cromwell’s soldiers in Fishergate.

The mass grave from the Siege of York in 1644 at the former medieval All Saints’ Church site at the junction of Kent Street and Fawcett Street is one of five finds nominated for magazine Current Archaeology’s Rescue Dig Of The Year in its Archaeology Awards.

The award is for archaeological survey and excavation carried out in areas revealed or threatened by development, or preventative measures taken on a previously unexcavated site.

Click here to read this article from The York Press

Click here to visit the Current Archaeology Awards website