Community Stadium logo_ArranIn Spring 2015, York Archaeological Trust and City of York Council will be carrying out a community archaeology project at the site of York’s forthcoming Community Stadium. The project aims to learn more about the site’s past as Roman fortification. Was this a temporary camp created by an army marching north to expand the empire? Was it a short-lived fortification designed to house troops and equipment in advance of a military operation? Could it be evidence of troops being trained in the swift construction of defensive features in frontier territory?

general view of camp ditch, facing n.e

Sitting in a complex landscape of Roman and later archaeology, this excavation looks set to be a fascinating project, shedding new light on the origins and expansion of Roman York. The work will involve collaboartion between professional archaeologists and members of the public at all stages. To find out more, contact digyorkstadium@yorkat.co.uk


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