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CAT KITs

Building Homes

These pictures help you to see how the building materials in the CAT KIT were used.

Bronze Age houseReconstruction of a Bronze Age house found at Holywell Coombe near Folkestone. The walls are made of timber and the roof is thatched.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Canterbury in the Late Iron AgeCanterbury in the Late Iron Age. Walls of houses were made with wattle and clay daub. The roofs were thatched.
Courtesy of Canterbury Museums ©.


Butser Iron Age houseThis house is at Butser in Hampshire. It was built by experimental archaeologists in the 20th century, in a style used by people in the Iron Age. The roofs were thatched.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman CanterburyThis is what archaeologists think Canterbury looked like in Roman times.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman mosaicSome houses in Roman Canterbury had floors decorated with mosaics.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman floorThis Roman floor was found right outside Canterbury Cathedral! Can you see the mosaic?
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman floor at THE BIG DIGThis floor belonged to a huge Roman house found at THE BIG DIG in Canterbury in 2002.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Small oven at THE BIG DIGThis small oven was found in the huge Roman house at THE BIG DIG.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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