Shaking Hands With the Past

As part of ‘Finding the Future‘, York Archaeological Trust’s Resilience Project, we have produced a series of vodcasts entitled ‘Shaking Hands with the Past’ specifically for our school’s audience. Each of these presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of a friendly local Viking! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in Viking times. We intend to create a complete series of similar presentations and include objects from different historical periods in the York collection.

Season 1

Season 2

Each of the second season’s presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of a friendly medieval resident! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in medieval York.