In 1991, an Archaeology and Development study investigated the future of archaeology in York and identified a potential conflict between protecting our archaeological heritage and future pressures for development.
The study intended to:
- update our knowledge of the city’s archaeological heritage
- provide a framework to ensure development sites in the city are chosen in a way that conserves our archaeological heritage
In 2014, the Archaeology and Development study was reviewed to assess how well the recommendations of the original study had been met.
World Class Heritage conference
To mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of the original study, the York Archaeological Forum sponsored a World Class Heritage conference in 2011.
A selection of papers from the conference are available to download:
- The Critical Angle: Reflections on Anglian York by Cecily Spall and Nicola Toop
- Roman York by Patrick Ottaway
- Presenting Archaeology by Sarah Maltby
- Heslington East by Cath Neal
- Archaeology of Buildings by Alison Sinclair