Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

CAT KITs

Building Homes

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

Roman bath houseAt a Roman bath house you could swim, get clean and meet friends. Underfloor heating warmed the water in the baths.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


HypocaustRoman underfloor heating system (hypocaust).
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman flue tileFlue tile from a Roman heating system.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Paw prints on tilesRoman cats and dogs left their paw prints on these tiles!
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Anglo-Saxon CanterburyThis is what archaeologists think Canterbury looked like in Anglo-Saxon times.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Anglo-Saxon houseThe walls of Anglo-Saxon houses were made with wattle (woven branches) and daub (clay).
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Anglo-Saxon houseAll that we found of this Anglo-Saxon house were the holes where the upright posts had rotted away.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


The Artichoke pub at CharthamThis is how The Artichoke pub at Chartham looked in medieval times. The clay roof tiles were made in the Tyler Hill kilns near Canterbury.
© Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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