Geoarchaeological analysis of sediment samples, Heslington East, York

Activity: Consultancy


The geoarchaeological investigation of sediment sequences from the excavation at Heslington East, York. The excavations were conducted over a period of eight years, through a variety of different archaeological organisations. Although numerous samples were taken, available resources for post excavation analysis dictated a programme of analysis of three key deposit sequences. Analysis through pollen, sediment analysis and soil micromorphology were conducted on these deposit sequences revealed during the excavation of a series of springlines, emanating out of the side of York Moraine. The analysis revealed a fascinating insight into the human-environmental dynamic in the landscape during the late prehistoric/early Roman periods.
Period1 Oct 20131 Oct 2015
Work forUniversity of York, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Geoarchaeology York, Roman, Springlines