On the 4th Day of Christmas…

The competition gave to me …

A sweeping digger in the snow,

a frosty Grimspound, a Lewis chess piece, and a snow capped Avebury.

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This image was submitted by Archaeology Live! and shows Haver Lane, Hungate in York being cleaned up by supervisor Arran despite the inclement weather. Oh the things we have to do in the name of archaeology…

Related resources

Find out more about finds from York in York – Coppergate and York – Fishergate from  J.D. Richards et al. 2009 ‘Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy: using portable antiquities to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking Age England‘, Internet Archaeology 25.

The excellent preservation of archaeological remains in the Hungate area of York is well known. Why not find out more about some of the well preserved finds in ‘Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York’ in the York Archaeological Trusts Fasicules archive.