Monday 20th – 26th February
Recognised as the largest event of its kind anywhere in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Viking heritage.
Join us in 2017 as we prepare to celebrate the return of the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre with a programme of events inspired by the last Viking king in York, Eric Bloodaxe. Expect living history encampments, walks, talks, lectures and of course, dramatic combat performances!
Join Experts from across the archaeological world at Barley Hall as they explain the techniques behind their discipline.
Mon 20th- Meet the Experts: From Dig to Display – Archaeological Conservation
Have you ever wondered how archaeological finds make their way from dig to display?
Tues 21st- Meet the Experts: Site Investigations
When people imagine archaeologists on site they often assume it will be lots of chunky knit jumpers, luxurious facial hair and people digging with spoons.....
Weds 22nd- Meet the Experts- Melting Pot: Food and Identity in the Age of the Vikings
Weapons and jewellery tell us a lot about Vikings and their effects on the cultures they they raided and settled with- but now we can also look at the humble cooking pot!
Thurs 23rd-Meet the Experts-What Came First? The Chicken or the Pot?
Discover the wide array of items left in Roman Burials and their significance at this enlightening session.
Fri 24th- Meet the Experts: The Past Through a Lens; Film and Photography on Archaeological Sites
See how on-site media use has evolved since the early 1970s, and how site etiquette, digging culture and the landscape of York have changed with it.