Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bronze Age discovery at Hes East

University of York Archaeology students have unearthed a rare Bronze Age cremation urn during excavations on the University’s Heslington East campus.

The collared urn containing a cremation burial, together with a further cremation without a pot, was found by students from the Department of Archaeology on the Heslington East expansion in May.

This rare find, which dates back around 4,000 years, was found when the roundabout at Heslington East was being built.

It was lifted complete by specialist conservators from York Archaeological Trust.

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