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Archaeological Resource Centre
St Saviourgate
York

YO1 8NN
Contact
Telephone: 01904 543 403
Fax: 01904 627 097
Email: enquiries.arc.yat@yorkarch.demon.co.uk

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Overview of collections

One of three registerd museum run by York Archaeological Trust. This one is a hands on activity cenrtre effectively using a handling collection for schools during term time and for the public in school holidays.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The ARC will let you become an archaeological detective by finding out how archaeologists use evidence from excavations to piece together York's past. There are lots of finds to handle including 1000-year-old bones, pottery, shells and leather. Also a 'Sensory Garden' designed with sound bites and artefacts and plants that were traditionally used for wooing a sweetheart to warding off the plague! Linked with the BBC Series of the same name, The Blood of the Vikings examines the mystery of the Riccall Skeletons discovered in fields by the banks of the River Ouse at Riccall, near York and suggests they are part of the vanquished Viking Army fleeing England following their defeat at Stamford Bridge in 1066.
Collection Descriptions
Social History Collection (Archaeological Resource Centre)
Architecture. Restored medieval Permian Magnesian Limestone church of St. Saviour which is 15th century rebuild, but ...

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