Welcome to the website of the York branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC).
The club is aimed at young people from 9 up to 17 years of age with an interest in ARCHAEOLOGY and is run by a bunch of enthusiastic archaeologists, museum professionals and teachers. We meet once a month for a two-hour session in which we explore the heritage of York and surrounding area. We go 'behind the scenes' at museums and places of historic interest and learn about the many specialisms that allow us to develop our understanding of the past. We take every opportunity to 'get stuck in' with practical tasks, ranging from object handling through to excavation!
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Congratulations to the 'New YAC Dolls' relay team, who ran the York Marathon on 20th October 2013 to raise funds for the national Young Archaeologists' Club. The team - which included our branch leader together with colleagues from the Council for British Archaeology - raised the fantastic sum of £2,350 and giving continues post-marathon:
A HUGE thank you to all for your encouragement and sponsorship!