An archaeology project where the bulk of the finds are crisp and cigarette packets is not the norm for a historic city like York, however this site aims to introduce you to the work being done by students at the University of York and residents of the Arc Light Homeless shelter in York, in which this was exactly the case.
On this site you will find details about the Homeless Heritage project, which aims to explore the many pasts and presents which exsist in the world. With three field work projects completed, including an excavation performed in the Bootham Park hospital grounds, the 'Turbo Island' excavation in Bristol Stokes Croft, as well as our Homeless Heritage Survey of Monkbar, York. We aim to provide a fresh perspective both to Archaeological study and the way in which we understand our communities today, through the use of archaeological techniques on contemporary issues.
Take a look at our pages outlining the work we have done, as well as the videos and pictures of our work. Please feel free to leave your coments and views in our Comments section, as well as finding us on Twitter under Homeless Heritage and Facebook, www.facebook.com/homelessheritage.
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