Latest Blog entries

We encourage everyone involved in the CITiZAN project to contribute to our blog. Whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects, we want to hear from you! To submit an article please email your regional CITiZAN Community Archaeologist with your text and up to five images.

Weir(d) and wonderful Sandwich Bay, Kent

17/07/2020   |   Lara Band

Hundreds of timber stakes stud the foreshore at Sandwich Bay, Kent. These fragile features have many stories to tell but are at significant risk from tidal scour. What are they though? Explore our blog to find out, to learn about what we're doing to mitigate their loss and how you can get involved...

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CITiZAN's Young Foreshore Archaeologists

15/07/2020   |   O. Hutchinson & S. Griffiths

The CITiZAN team have inspired and supported young archaeologists in a variety of ways; here are some of the stories from some budding young archaeologists of the future.

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Seaham: On Chemical Beach

01/07/2020   |   Angus Stephenson

Our long-time volunteer Angus returns one-year on to look, once again, at the industrial history of Seaham in County Durham.

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SS Falcon at Langdon Hole: join the DotS

25/06/2020   |   Lara Band

This blog explores the wreck of the SS Falcon, on the National Trust's White Cliffs of Dover, Kent. It places the wreck in a wider global context, celebrates Day of the Seafarer and tests a new method of presenting ongoing research, all in one fell swoop.

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Incredible hulks and where to find them

19/06/2020   |   Thérèse Kearns

Assemblages of abandoned ships, boats and barges lie all around our coastline and provide an incredible resource from which we can better understand our maritime past. One such assemblage is located at Forton Lake in Portsmouth Harbour and includes the remains of over 30 vessels including ferries, barges, lifeboats, fishing vessels and military craft.

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