I’m Amy and I guess this would be a good time to introduce myself! I am a first year Archaeology and Heritage student at the University of York. Although I love archaeology I don’t want to spend my whole life in a trench (even though there’s nothing wrong with that) and I’m more inclined to the heritage side of things. As far as my degree goes that means I have to keep a blog to document the excavation that is currently taking place in Malton.

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting pictures, videos and blog posts about the excavation. My time will be split between maintaining this blog and getting stuck in the mud. Depending on the weather there might be a lot of blog posts!

That’s the general purpose of this blog but what about me? As you probably gathered from the title I enjoy cats (here’s a picture of me and our trench cat that we named Devintio after the Roman name for Malton).

Devintio the Trench-Cat.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, I did get nettled to take this picture.

Although it may be quite a large aspect of my personality I do have some other things going for me other than my love of cats and heritage. In my spare time I like to make YouTube videos (some of which you should be seeing soon) and reading a lot. I run the PR for our University’s Archaeology Society and I’m Chair and Founder of the University’s Sober Society (I know, I live a wild life). I also help produce content for the University’s blog so if you wanna see what I’ve been getting up to over there you can here:

That’s all for now! I’m just getting started so if there’s anything in particular you would like to know about then now would be a great time to ask, see you next time!

~Amy 🙂