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This CITiZAN blog is written by you, the CITiZANs, and by our staff. We encourage everyone involved in the project to contribute, whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects. If you would like to submit a blog, email the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach in your regional office your text and up to five images.

Rapid recording on Roa (Barrow-in-Furness)

04/08/2017   |   Megan Clement

As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, CITiZAN were out rapidly recording the coastline using our app. Find out what we came across at Roa Island, near Barrow-in-Furness, with our volunteers and partners Headland to Headspace, Morecambe Bay Partnership.

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Exploring beyond the coastal fringe

26/07/2017   |   John Matthews (Citizan volunteer)

Coastal industry like lime kilns and canals are often linked to a web of in land features including tramways, bridges and quarries. Today John Matthews, one CITiZAN's volunteers from Yorkshire explores the inland connections to a site surveyed by the Southwest team in Devon.

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An Artist Response to Orford Ness

17/07/2017   |   Debra Shipley

In June this year Suffolk based artist Debra Shipley joined CITiZAN on our training weekend on Orford Ness: this blog is her response to the landscape.

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Surveying the shipwreck of the SS Fernebo

28/06/2017   |   Andrew Gorton

A write up by Andrew Gorton, CITiZAN volunteer, of the weekend spent surveying the wreck of SS Ferenbo, Cromer, 24-25 June

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The Humble Anti-Tank Block

31/05/2017   |   Megan Clement

Anti-tank blocks are perhaps what might be considered fairly uninspiring legacy to the past. They might not be sensational as a trackway or as impressive as wrecked vessels. But they are perhaps the most resilient and abundant defensive structure you will find on the foreshore today and these were made in vast numbers to line the coasts of Britain.

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