University of York Environmental Archaeology Unit digital archive

Allan Hall, Harry Kenward, 2002

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Dr Harry Kenward
Environmental Archaeology Unit
University of York
King's Manor
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  • ADS Collection: 2405


The Environmental Archaeology Unit was a research group within the Department of Biology at the University of York. It was established in 1975 with funding from the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (Department of the Environment) and the Leverhulme Trust. It moved into the Department of Archaeology's Centre for Human Paleoecology in 2002.

The Unit strove towards an integrated approach to environmental archaeology, drawing together information from many aspects of the subject, including studies of soils and sediments, pollen, plant macrofossil remains of all kinds, invertebrates (including parasitic nematodes, insects and other arthropods, and molluscs), and vertebrates.

The former staff of the EAU are archiving its Reports and the underlying digital data with the Archaeology Data Service. These reports and databases are being made available for downloading.