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.

Britain at Low Tide revisited

14/05/2020   |   Oliver Hutchinson

Britain at Low Tide (BaLT) regularly reached audiences of over a million people, demonstrating that foreshore archaeology and the stories it reveals about our island history are fascinating to the British public. Six months since the last episode aired (and the public was left high and dry for its intertidal archaeology fix), we are getting back in touch with the team to revisit some highlights.

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Hard Ending: The Post-War Fate of Britain’s D-Day Embarkation Hards

06/05/2020   |   Stephen Fisher

For VE Day, archaeologist and historian Stephen Fisher looks at the fate of some of the Second World War’s most interesting intertidal features – the landing craft embarkation hards built in advance of D-Day.

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HMS Beagle 200th Anniversary

05/05/2020   |   Gustav Milne

Mapping the world; Educating Darwin; Guarding Essex

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Armchair Archaeology with CITiZAN

01/05/2020   |   Lara Band, Chris Kolonko and Sam Griffiths

Ever been interested in how archaeologists conduct and use desk-based research? Here is a little insight and a chance to join us in an new initiative over the next weeks during lock-down.

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You give me fever !

29/04/2020   |   Grant Bettinson

Sadly, this is not a tribute to Peggy Lee’s Fever, although it does make good background music and a great hook in the current situation. This blog is about fever hulks, particularly the fever hulks present on the Dart Estuary within the South Devon Rivers Discovery Programme. It also gives you a quick run-through of Quarantine through history.

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