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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

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 27 (February 2016).