EYO718 - 6 Driffield Terrace

Type

EXCAVATION

Location

Location 6 Driffield Terrace
Grid reference Centred SE 5928 5095 (10m by 13m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

York Archaeological Trust

Date

June-Aug - 2005

Map

Description

Excavations at 6 Driffield Terrace, off The Mount, York during 2005-6 revealed part of the Roman cemetery known from previous discoveries in and around The Mount. At least twenty-three inhumation burials and one cremation were found; most if not all were adult males, of whom sixteen had been decapitated. The burials are thought to date to the later 2nd century and the 3rd century, perhaps continuing into the 4th century.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Website: YAT. 2005. 6 Driffield Terrace.
  • --- Article in Journal: 2011. The 'Headless Romans': Multi-isotope investigations of an unusual burial ground from Roman Britain.
  • --- Unpublished document: YAT. 2005. 3-6 Driffield Terrace.
  • --- Report: 2012. 3 and 6 Driffield terrace Osteo-Analysis Report.
  • --- Article in Journal: 2006. Selected Roman Small Finds from the Cemetery at nos. 3 and 6 Driffield Terrace.
  • --- Report: YAT. 2012. 6 Driffield Terrace Vertebrae Analysis.
  • --- Unassigned: NMR. NMR data.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Roman cemetery (Monument)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2020 11:33AM

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