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Annual Archaeology Conference

The 2022 Archaeology Conference will be held on Saturday 19 November at West Offices. It will also be live streamed on City of York Council's You Tube page.

The conference is held by City of York Council and York Archaeological Forum, an advisor to CYC on archaeology and the historic environment.

This year's event will be free to attend although places are limited and tickets must be booked in advance through Eventbrite:

2022 Archaeology Conference

The talks will provide an overview of recent and ongoing projects, including:

  • archaeological work in response to development within the city
  • new research into the city’s Roman past
  • management of the City Walls
  • the new visitor experience and interpretation at Clifford’s Tower

York Museums Trust (YMT) will also be bringing along some of the engagement tools developed as part of their current Ryedale Hoard exhibition.

In addition, there’ll be a range of stalls from local organisations and books for sale.

The draft programme of events is as follows.

Morning events

  • 10.00am Registration, tea and coffee
  • 10.30am Introduction and welcome
  • 10.35am York Archaeology - recent archaeological work in York
  • 11.10am MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd - update on work at Marygate and other sites
  • 11.45am Tetra Tech/On-Site Archaeology - recent archaeological work at York Central
  • 12.20pm Questions
  • 12.30pm Lunch - not provided for delegates - with an opportunity to see YMT interactives

Afternoon events

  • 1.50pm Professor Martin Millett, University of Cambridge - Roman York Beneath the Streets: first results
  • 2.25pm York Archaeology/AOC - Beneath the Streets: The City of York Deposit Model Project
  • 3.00pm Questions
  • 3.10pm Tea and coffee break - opportunity to see YMT interactives
  • 3.40pm City Walls Manager, City of York Council - York City Walls
  • 4.15pm English Heritage - Clifford’s Tower refurbishment
  • 4.50pm Questions
  • 5.00pm Conference ends

This programme of events may be subject to change prior to the conference date.

2021 Annual Archaeology Conference

Links to the 2021 talks can be found in the blog section of the Historic Environment Record.

If you're interested in joining York Archaeological Forum please contact The forum meet quarterly to discuss archaeological and related matters connected to the city.

Also see


City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA