Creating heritage: Vikings, Jorvik and public interest archaeology
Dr Peter V. Addyman was the Director of York
Archaeological Trust from its foundation in 1972 to
2002, and instigator of the Jorvik Viking Centre. In 2015
he was awarded a British Academy President’s Medal in
recognition of his significant efforts in making archaeology
and historic heritage publicly accessible. Here he reviews
the role of urban archaeology in York in stimulating the
growth of a new heritage industry.
• Peter Addyman
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