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What do archaeologists think about Brexit?
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For the official statement from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists click here. Some perspectives from the Society of Antiquaries of London, here. And (for French speakers only), an interview on national radio about Brexit and ‘British isolationism’ from an archaeological perspective, here. Tweet


Writing from Way Back
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Palaeography workshop on Wednesday 28 October 10.30am – 4.00pm at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Clock Tower Building, Civic Centre Site, Strood. Learn to decipher sixteenth- and seventeenth-century documents with Dr David Wright MA PhD FSG. Cost: £30.00 per person. Booking essential. Please telephone 01634 332714 to book your place. website | facebook | flyer […]


Project staff

PROJECT STAFF A staff of experienced professional archaeologists will supervise all aspects of the work and be on hand for instruction or discussion. The project team includes the following members: Field School Director Keith Parfitt, BA, FSA, MCIfA Keith decided he wanted to become a professional archaeologist when he was about 10 or 11. Major […]


Archaeology courses

 USEFUL INFORMATION | TESTIMONIALS | annie.partridge@canterburytrust.co.uk The course programme for 2019/20 Date Activity/event 14th September 2019 First steps in archaeology (1) 28th September 2019 Prehistoric Kent 12th October 2019 Duraverno and Durovernum  NEW 26th–27th October 2019 A basic introduction to animal bone 18th January 2020 First steps in archaeology (2) 25th January 2020 Archaeological report […]


Threat-led research

‘Threat-led research can contribute significantly to local, regional and national research agendas’ (English Heritage: Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment, 2006, 36) At the Trust we are fully aware that our daily development-led work produces significant data for archaeological research in general. This work, in response to government policy, includes desk-based archaeological assessments […]


A Town Unearthed
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Folkestone before 1500 presents ‘Earth and Vision’ Images of the Archaeology and Landscape of Folkestone 1538–2012 Curated by Bryan Hawkins, Senior Lecturer, Media, Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University, this is the first in a series of exhibitions for ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500’. The exhibition brings together images and artefacts from the archaeological […]


Education & public outreach

Andrew Richardson: Outreach and Archives Manager Email: andrew.richardson@canterburytrust.co.uk Telephone: 01227 825276 Mobile: 07876 307681 Annie Partridge: Community Archaeologist Email: annie.partridge@canterburytrust.co.uk Telephone: 01227 825282 Mobile: 07545 927454 Canterbury Archaeological Trust is dedicated to promoting educational and public outreach opportunities. A guide to these activities and the resources we provide can be found on our Learning about the […]


The Dover Bronze Age Boat

  The Dover Bronze Age Boat Edited by Peter Clark The Dover Bronze Age boat, dated to c.1550 BC, is one of the most important and spectacular wooden objects ever found in Europe. This richly illustrated book, comprising specialist reports, tells the dramatic story of its discovery and excavation, and the pioneering work on its […]


Watching brief, groundwork monitoring

In practice, archaeological watching briefs are formal programmes of observation and investigation conducted during operations carried out for non-archaeological reasons, where there is a possibility that it may impact on archaeology. The programme will result in the preparation of a report and ordered archive. The purpose of a watching brief is: to allow, within the […]