Source/Archive record SYO190 - Before Eoforwic: New Light on York in the 6th–7th Centuries

Title Before Eoforwic: New Light on York in the 6th–7th Centuries
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2008

Abstract/Summary

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS by Field Archaeology Specialists in 2002 outside the walls of York have revealed new evidence for the elusive transition between the Roman and Viking city. At Heslington Hill, in the campus of the present University of York, an early-Anglo-Saxon settlement dates from c AD 550 to AD 650. In the 7th century a new settlement began 2 km westwards on the same glacial moraine. This was the site of Eoforwic at Fishergate on the River Ouse, investigated in the 1980s and here revisited with additional evidence from excavations in 2000–01. The ceramic assemblage suggests that the two communities were connected.

Referenced Monuments (3)

  • Cemetery of St Helen Fishergate (Monument)
  • Heslington Hill Anglo-Saxon Settlement (Monument)
  • St Helen Fishergate (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

Record last edited

Jul 12 2011 3:16PM

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