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A Riverine Site Near York: A Possible Viking Camp?
17th February 2020
York Explore
York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS

Engage in the latest theory on Viking 'great armies' through recent archaeological discoveries.

The location known as ‘A Riverine Site Near York (ARSNY)’, represents a category of Viking site known from the historical record but one that until recently had remained largely undetected archaeologically: the camps of the Viking 'great armies'. Although investigations at Repton, Derbyshire had provided some insights into such sites, recent investigations at ARSNY, along with Torksey in Lincolnshire and Woodstown in Ireland, have revolutionised our understanding of the size and character of Viking camps, which played a key role in the transition from raiding to permanent settlement.

At this talk, Gareth Williams discusses the sites and their wider significance, to celebrate the publication of a new book, A Riverine Site Near York?, a joint project by the British Museum and York Archaeological Trust. The volume is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr Richard Hall, former Director of Archaeology at YAT, and co-author of the main paper.

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