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Hippos at Herne Bay

Hippos at Herne Bay One area of the site at the former Herne Bay golf club has been producing finds much older than the material that we regularly deal with. Topsoil stripping in an area known to the developers as ‘Swale 10′ has revealed patches of silty clay and gravel containing fragments of fossil bones and […]


Celebrating William Urry
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It’s fifty years since the publication of Canterbury Under the Angevin Kings, William Urry’s fascinating study of the twelfth-century city. To celebrate this, a special event was held last Thursday afternoon (18th May) at the Cathedral Archives and Library.  Sheila Sweetinburgh has posted an account of the afternoon on her Centre of Kent History and Heritage blog. It makes interesting reading! Tweet


The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Kent schools

The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for local history/archaeology in Kent schools Teaching resources funded by the Ian Coulson Bursary Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3) Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3 This annual bursary has been […]


Silver penny returns from the cleaners
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An Anglo-Saxon silver penny, recovered during the excavations on the St James’s development in Dover last summer, has now been carefully cleaned allowing it to be dated to around AD 800. The coin was found at a depth of about 9 feet when a trench for a replacement sewer was being excavated across the site of the former […]


IOTAS Archaeological Studies Lecture Course 2017
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The Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society has sent us details of their lecture course, this year given by John Grigsby. John is currently writing his PhD on Stonehenge; his day job is with our excavation team. Transitions in History, Archaeology and Myth: how did traditions change or survive? Session Date 1. The chosen few: Medway Megaliths – were […]


Canterbury Christ Church University
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We have just begun a new investigation within the North Holmes Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University. Initial evaluation was conducted last summer and the footings of the medieval abbey precinct wall were located. The present evaluation is intended to find out more about the site, based on the results of the earlier phase of work and […]


A double act evening
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Last Thursday was a busy evening for those keen to attend archaeology lectures in Canterbury.  Read all about it on CCCU’s Centre for Kent History and Heritage blog. The next Friends’ lecture is on Saturday 25th February. Starting at 6 pm in Og46 Old Sessions House, this is traditionally something of an annual marathon. Trust Director, Paul Bennett will […]


40 years opens in Maidstone
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The exhibition ’40 years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust’ opened in Maidstone on Saturday and it’s looking grand in its new space. If you missed it at the Beaney in Canterbury here are details of opening hours and how to get to the Kent History and Library Centre. Thanks to Enid Allison for the photos. Tweet


St Peter’s Church, Sandwich

St Peter’s Church, Sandwich  We are working with the Churches Conservation Trust and Dover Archaeological Group over five weekends - between Sunday 22nd January and Sunday 19 February – on a small community excavation at St Peter’s Church. The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) is the leading national charity caring for historic churches at risk and looks after 350 churches across […]


The Canterbury Journey
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A trench is being dug to the south of the Cathedral nave as part of The Canterbury Journey programme of work. The 60m long trench is to allow a new drain to be installed so that rain water can be diverted away from damaging the foundations of the Cathedral and new Precincts’ landscaping. We have been […]