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(posted Tuesday October 27th)

">Vertebra from Driffield Terrace with decpitation cut

The York Archaeological Trust for Research and Excavation has now made the Driffield Terrace osteological report available on their website. Current research into bite marks on one of the Roman skeletons is investigating whether they were gladiators.


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Exhibition: Valhalla

A Mersshy Contree Called Holdernesse
A Mersshy Contree Called Holdernesse

York Archaeological Trust's summer exhibition for 2012 will be created in association with York Minster, and will explore burial rites and commemoration of the dead throughout the Viking Age, taking in pagan boat burials, Christian inhumations, ornately carved grave-markers and even tapestries.

York Archaeological Trust's summer exhibition for 2012 will be created in association with York Minster, and will explore burial rites and commemoration of the dead throughout the Viking Age, taking in pagan boat burials, Christian inhumations, ornately carved grave-markers and even tapestries. This brand-new exhibition will investigate the mythology and artistry of the Norse world and, using objects excavated in York, will expose the fascinating mix of cultures that existed in York between the 9th and 11th centuries.
A skeleton examined by York Osteoarchaeology Ltd will be exhibited at the Jorvik Centre.

More information available from www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk ext