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Finding Eanswythe
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Our community team was in Folkestone last week, at an excavation which unearthed part of an ancient watercourse, supposed to run uphill and once believed to have been the result of a miracle by Eanswythe. The excavation was part of the ‘Finding Eanswythe’  project run by Drs Lesley Hardy and Ellie Williams of Canterbury Christ Church […]


FCAT lecture: working with military veterans
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Next Thursday, 19th January, Andrew Richardson will talk to the Friends on ‘Archaeology as therapy for military veterans’ and how some of our recent community archaeology projects have supported this initiative. A group of army veterans joined the ‘A Town Unearthed’ dig at East Wear Bay in 2011, as part of Operation Nightingale. That scheme was […]


The first 10 years
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Tim Tatton-Brown returns to Canterbury on Thursday to talk to the Friends about ’The Early Years of the Trust’.  His talk begins at 7 pm at Canterbury Christ Church College, Laud Lg16, North Holmes campus. Tim was Director from 1976 to 1985 – steering the new organisation through exciting, and sometimes turbulent, times. FCAT requests a donation of £2.00 […]


Other Times, Other Worlds
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A fascinating talk examining the links between gaming, fantasy, history, imagination and archaeology. Andrew Richardson of the Trust and Dr Lesley Hardy (Canterbury Christ Church University) will explore whether imagined worlds have anything useful to tell us about our own world or if gaming can help us get closer to the lives of our ancient […]


Not just a Roman road
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Jake Weekes will describe the findings of the community digs held in the Westgate Gardens over two summers at a Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust event hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University. Thursday 26 November 1016, 7.00 pm Newton Building, room Ng07, Canterbury Christ Church University Tweet


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Destined to serve: use of the outer grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury, before, during and after the time of the monks Canterbury Christ Church University Excavations 1983–2007 Catalogue of Registered Finds [Adobe PDF 2.9MB] Catalogue of Roman Pottery [Adobe PDF 479KB] Post Roman Pottery [Microsoft Excel 785KB]


Westgate Parks Remembered
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Tomorrow! Friday 8th May 7.15pm-8.30pm Watch old footage of the Westgate Parks and surrounding area in the comfort of the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University. Introductory talk by our own Jake Weekes followed by footage compiled by Tim Jones from Canterbury Christ Church University featuring material shot in the 1930s by Sydney Bligh and John […]


Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bronze Age? Prehistory themed resources

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bronze Age?* Bronze Age themed resource for new Prehistory programme – the BOAT KIT Summer 2014 and the three year European project ‘BOAT 1550 BC’ has just closed.  When we began planning for this, Prehistory barely got a mention in the English school curriculum but from September, schools are required […]


‘What was life like in the Bronze Age?’ Scheme of work for KS 2

‘What was life like in the Bronze Age?’ Get their little grey cells working with some enquiry based lessons based on two archaeological discoveries made by Canterbury Archaeological Trust: the amazing Bronze Age Boat found at Dover and an intriguing Bronze Age burial from the Thanet Earth site. This scheme of work is written by […]


Folkestone Book Festival: launch of ‘Folkestone to 1500: A Town Unearthed’
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Keith Parfitt, Andrew Richardson (Canterbury Archaeological Trust) and Lesley Hardy (Canterbury Christ Church University) will outline some the most important findings of the ‘A Town Unearthed’ project at a special event at Folkestone Book Festival on Sunday 24th November. The three year community project is now complete. Folkestone to 1500: A Town Unearthed provides an […]