York Archaeological Trust Fascicules

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Overview

The Archaeology of York 17/14:
Finds from Anglo-Scandinavian York
by Ailsa Mainman and Nicola Rogers
This report presents the evidence for artefacts produced from stone, glass, fired clay, jet, amber and non-ferrous metalwork of Anglo-Scandinavian date (c.850-late 11th century) from York. Most of this evidence derives from sites in the Piccadilly/Coppergate area of the city, the majority being recovered from excavations of well-preserved structures and associated features at 16-22 Coppergate. In addition, an important collection of amber found in the late 19th century at Clifford Street, near Coppergate, is published here for comparison with the amber from the other sites.
These artefacts, together with those previously published, give a vivid account of the activities and daily life of York's inhabitants in the Anglo-Scandinavian period. The final discussion aims to synthesise this wide range of new material and to examine the information it provides concerning trade, cultural influences and the character of Viking Age York. A catalogue of all the material recovered from the sites and a concordance of provenances completes this report.

The Archaeology of York 17/15:
Finds from Medieval York
by Patrick Ottaway and Nicola Rogers
This report is the definitive publication of some 6,000 objects made in a wide range of materials, including iron and non-ferrous metals, stone, glass and jet. They come from contexts dated to between c.1066 and 1600, excavated at four major sites in the medieval city; 16-22 Coppergate (medieval tenements), Bedern foundry (bronze-working workshop), Bedern (College of the Vicars Choral of York Minster) and 46-54 Fishergate (Gilbertine Priory). The first part of the report describes tools and implements, including those used in metalworking, leatherworking and textile manufacture. It also discusses the debris from craft activity, including a report on the analysis of non-ferrous metalworking waste at the Bedern Foundry and College sites. In addition, there is a full report on the metallurgy of seventeen iron knives to set alongside analyses of Anglian and Anglo-Scandinavian specimens from York.
The second part presents a wide range of objects, many of which were used on the sites where they were found. They provide a vivid insight into aspects of life as it was experienced in medieval York and include items of personal dress and clothing, jewellery, glass and other vessels, equipment for horse and rider, and a substantial assemblage of objects which illustrate the character of buildings, their fittings and furnishings.

The Archaeology of York 17/16:
Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York
by Quita Mould, Ian Carlisle and Esther Cameron
This volume presents the evidence for the manufacture and use of leather artefacts in York in the Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval periods. Over 5000 items of leather dating from the 9th-15th century from Coppergate and other sites in the city are represented.