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Discovering England’s Burial Spaces

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Discovering England’s Burial Spaces (DEBS) is a Historic England funded project based at the University of York and the Archaeology Data Service. We are working with community groups to develop new tools for burial space research, recording and dissemination.

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We are developing a suite of tools and resouces to be used by community researchers that will support investigation into graveyards, cemeteries and churchyards.

The project will co-design several tools, including as mobile phone app for on-site recording and a national database for archiving research.

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Case Studies

DEBS is working with six groups of community researchers to design and evaluate training resources for burial space recording and interpretation.

Together, we will conduct research into their graveyard or cemetery and finding out more about the history and archaeology of the site with the support of the DEBS methodology.

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