Volunteers aid in dig at York's All Saints' Church

The first phase of an archaeological dig at All Saints' Church in York, England has wrapped with the discovery of artifacts from Roman times to the 19th century including "two medieval dice, Roman pottery and a spindle whorl thought to be from the Viking era." Phase two will begin next spring. (photos)

"A single phase of burial in the mid 19th century has left significant areas of intact medieval archaeology," said Church Warden Dr Robert Richards.

Experts have trained volunteers in proper archaeological methods and are pleased with the results. The volunteer efforts and their results are reported in the blog Archaeology Live!