York Archaeological Trust Fascicules

In the early 1970s, shortly after its foundation, York Archaeological Trust decided to address the issue of delayed archaeological publication by creating The Archaeology of York, a 20-volume series intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the Trust’s excavations. Each volume addresses a particular topic within the archaeology and history of York, divided into individual parts, or fascicules, as detailed below.

Between 1976 and 2023, York Archaeological Trust has produced 72 fascicules detailing our excavations, and the artefactual, skeletal, and environmental evidence gathered from our work in the city. Specific details on the structure and contents of these publications can be found below.

Archaeology of York Series

The Archaeology of York fascicule series has 20 volumes, which in turn consist of varying numbers of individual fascicules. Each fascicule is assigned a unique identifier in the form of AY XX/YY; where 'AY' is an abbreviation for The Archaeology of York, 'XX' is the volume number (see below), and 'YY' is the fascicule number.

The series comprises of the following volumes:

AY 01
Sources for York History to AD 1100
AY 02
Historical Sources for York Archaeology after AD 1100
AY 03
The Legionary Fortress
AY 04
The Colonia
AY 05
The Roman Cemeteries
AY 06
Roman Extra-mural Settlement and Roads
AY 07
Anglian York (AD 410-876)
AY 08
Anglo-Scandinavian York (AD 876-1066)
AY 09
The Medieval Walled City south-west of the Ouse
AY 10
The Medieval Walled City north-east of the Ouse
AY 11
The Medieval Defences and Suburbs
AY 12
The Medieval Cemeteries
AY 13
Post-medieval York
AY 14
The Past Environment of York
AY 15
The Animal Bones
AY 16
The Pottery
AY 17
The Small Finds
AY 18
The Coins
AY 19
Principles and Methods
AY 20
History of Properties in York

Digitising the Fascicules

The Archaeology of York series comprises 72 total fascicules.  The Collections & Archives department at York Archaeological Trust have already scanned 56 fascicules from the series since the work began in 2018. Over the course of 2023, these raw scans will be digitally cleaned, flattened, analysed through OCR, and compiled into complete PDF copies for each fascicule. The remaining 16 fascicules will be scanned in tandem to the aforementioned work thanks to a financial contribution by the Friends of the York Archaeological Trust. The Collections & Archives team aims to produce and publish two to three digitised fascicules per week up to 8 December, 2023.

Digitisation Release Schedule

The following schedule indicates when each fascicule in the Archaeology of York series will be digitised and published on this website. Please note that fascicules will not be released in order according to their volume and number.  The digitisation priority is based on a number of factors including the size of the original printed text, the total number of pages, the extant of any supplementary material (e.g. microfiche), and the quality of existing scans.

Release Date Vol. No. Title Published
16 June 2023 10 01 The Church of St Helen-on-the-Walls, Aldwark ๐ŸŸข
03 03 Excavations and Observations on the Defences and Adjacent Sites, 1971-90 ๐ŸŸข
17 08 The Anglian Helmet from Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
17 15 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Medieval York ๐ŸŸข
23 June 2023 15 2 Bones from the General Accident Site, Tanner Row ๐ŸŸข
8 5 Anglo-Scandinavian Occupation at 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
30 June 2023 2 3 Probate Inventories ๐ŸŸข
14 3 Environmental Evidence from Roman Deposits in Skeldergate ๐ŸŸข
7 July 2023 6 2 Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York ๐ŸŸข
14 5 Environmental Evidence from a Roman Well and Anglian Pits in the Legionary Fortress ๐ŸŸข
17 9 Anglian Finds from 46-54 Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
14 July 2023 2 2 York Bridgemasters' Accounts ๐ŸŸข
3 2 Interval Tower SW5 and the South-west Defences: Excavations 1972-5 ๐ŸŸข
21 July 2023 19 2 The Analysis of Urban Animal Bone Assemblages: A Handbook for Archaeologists ๐ŸŸข
15 3 Bones from Anglo-Scandinavian Levels at 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
28 July 2023 17 1 Finds from a Roman Sewer and an Adjacent Building in Church Street ๐ŸŸข
18 1 Post-Roman Coins from York Excavations 1971-81 ๐ŸŸข
17 6 Anglo-Scandinavian Ironwork from 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
4 August 2023 14 1 The Environmental Evidence from the Church Street Roman Sewer System ๐ŸŸข
8 4 Aspects of Anglo-Scandinavian York ๐ŸŸข
17 5 Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
11 August 2023 2 1 The History of Clementhorpe Nunnery ๐ŸŸข
10 6 Medieval Urbanism in Coppergate: Refining a Townscape ๐ŸŸข
18 August 2023 17 2 Roman Finds from Skeldergate and Bishophill ๐ŸŸข
16 8 Roman Pottery from York ๐ŸŸข
17 13 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York ๐ŸŸข
25 August 2023 3 1 The Church Street Sewer and an Adjacent Building ๐ŸŸข
17 16 Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York ๐ŸŸข
1 September 2023 4 1 Riverside Structures and a Well in Skeldergate and Buildings in Bishophill ๐ŸŸข
17 12 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn from Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York ๐ŸŸข
8 September 2023 6 1 Coney Street, Aldwark and Clementhorpe, Minor Sites and Roman Roads ๐ŸŸข
11 1 Union Terrace: Excavations in the Horsefair ๐ŸŸข
17 7 Anglo-Scandinavian Non-ferrous Metalworking from 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
15 September 2023 16 1 Selected Pottery Groups AD650-1780 ๐ŸŸข
17 10 Finds from the Fortress ๐ŸŸข
17 11 Textile Production at 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
22 September 2023 1 1 Sources of York History to AD1100 ๐ŸŸข
14 2 Biological Evidence from the Roman Warehouses in Coney Street ๐ŸŸข
10 3 The Bedern Foundry ๐ŸŸข
29 September 2023 4 2 Excavations South-West of the Ouse (1961-1993) at 5 Rougier Street, 24-30 Tanner Row and Sites in Bishophill ๐ŸŸข
16 2 Roman Pottery from the Colonia: Skeldergate and Bishophill ๐ŸŸข
11 3 The Window Glass of the Order of St Gilbert of Sempringham ๐ŸŸข
6 October 2023 15 1 Selected Groups of Bones from Skeldergate and Walmgate ๐ŸŸข
12 2 Cemeteries of the Church and Priory of St Andrew, Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
11 2 The Church and Gilbertine Priory of St Andrew, Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
13 October 2023 8 1 Anglo-Scandinavian Settlement South-west of the Ouse ๐ŸŸข
17 4 Finds from Parliament Street and Other Sites in the City Centre ๐ŸŸข
15 4 Bones from 46-54 Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
20 October 2023 12 1 The Cemetery of St Helen-on-the-Walls, Aldwark ๐ŸŸข
14 4 Environment and Living Conditions at Two Anglo-Scandinavian Sites ๐ŸŸข
16 9 Medieval Pottery from York ๐ŸŸข
27 October 2023 19 1 The Analysis of Archaeological Insect Assemblages: A New Approach ๐ŸŸข
17 3 Anglo-Scandinavian Finds from Lloyds Bank, Pavement, and Other Sites ๐ŸŸข
8 3 Urban Structures and Defences ๐ŸŸข
3 November 2023 3 4 Excavations in the Praetentura: 9 Blake Street ๐ŸŸข
10 7 Medieval Metalworking and Urban Life at St Andrewgate, York ๐ŸŸข
10 2 Medieval Tenements in Aldwark, and Other Sites ๐ŸŸข
10 November 2023 7 1 Anglian Settlement at 46-54 Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
8 2 St Mary Bishophill Junior and St Mary Castlegate ๐ŸŸข
12 3 The Jewish Burial Ground at Jewbury ๐ŸŸข
17 November 2023 17 14 Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Anglo-Scandinavian York ๐ŸŸข
10 5 The Vicars Choral of York Minster: The College at Bedern (Unbound Illustrations) ๐ŸŸข
16 3 Medieval and Later Pottery from Aldwark and Other Sites ๐ŸŸข
24 November 2023 16 4 Roman Pottery from the Colonia 2: General Accident and Rougier Street ๐ŸŸข
10 4 The College of Vicars Choral of York Minster at Bedern: Architectural Fragments ๐ŸŸข
14 6 Environmental Evidence from the Colonia: General Accident and Rougier Street ๐ŸŸข
1 December 2023 16 5 Anglo-Scandinavian Pottery from 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
15 5 Bones from the Medieval Deposits at 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
8 December 2023 16 6 The Pottery from 46-54 Fishergate ๐ŸŸข
16 7 Roman Pottery from the Fortress ๐ŸŸข
14 7 Biological Evidence from Anglo-Scandinavian Deposits at 16-22 Coppergate ๐ŸŸข
7 2 Anglian York: A Survey of the Evidence ๐ŸŸข