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Fresh starts at 92A
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Some fresh starts in the office this week. First, welcome to Laura O’Shea-Walker who has returned to the Trust as our Management Team Assistant. Laura will be working in the office here at 92A, supporting the work of our project managers. It’s great to have her back on the team. Second, Monday saw some members of staff moving back into […]


Hayes Canterbury Award
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We were really pleased to hear that the Trust was to be awarded to Hayes Canterbury Award for 2016 to mark its fortieth anniversary. “The Hayes Canterbury Award Committee met this morning and have unanimously decided to make the Award this year to the Trust, in this its fortieth year. This is in recognition of the Trust’s […]


Meopham School

Meopham School A six-week excavation during August and September 2016 at Meopham School revealed that the site had been the focus for settlement activity for over 6,000 years. The school is situated on a ridgeway, just west of the A227 which itself follows an earlier Roman road, and in an area of known archaeological importance. […]


Canterbury Cathedral Festival of Archaeology
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Date 1: Mon 25th Jul 2016, 10:00-16:00 Date 2: Tue 26th Jul 2016, 10:00-16:00 Find out about excavations in the Cathedral Precincts this summer by Canterbury Archaeological Trust and take part in fun hands-on activities including finds investigation, a mini archaeological dig, medieval coin bash and guided tours of Cathedral archaeology. Drop-in activities suitable for […]


“Ik spreek geen Vlaams” at Oostende voor Anker festival!
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Marion Green writes: Anticipating talking to hundreds of Flemish visitors about the Bronze Age boat replica at this marine festival at the end of May, like a good teacher I did some prep. With the help of Flemish Kristien, one of our newest excavators at the Trust, I put together a few sentences. Trying the […]


40years: off to a good start
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Our exhibition ’40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust’ opened to the public on Good Friday and was viewed by 1,709 visitors over Easter weekend. A great start to a busy month. If you missed the first Little Dig family event on Saturday, don’t worry, two more are scheduled for Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April. Initiated at the Big Dig during the Whitefriars redevelopment, Little […]


No 11. Destined to serve: use of the grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury, before, during and after the time of the monks. Canterbury Christ Church University Excavations 1983–2007

No 11. 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 Alison Hicks (2015) Alison Hicks has brought together the many and varied investigations undertaken on the North Holmes campus of Canterbury Christ Church University between […]


CAT KITs go to Canterbury Festival
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On Saturday 24th October, participants at one of Canterbury Festival’s creative writing workshops can get creative with some of our finds from the past. Local historical fiction author, Truda Thurai is borrowing a CAT KIT of original finds which it is hoped will inspire! The workshop will be followed by Invention vs Accuracy in Historical Fiction Writing, a panel debate between […]


New resource for a new school year ‘What was it like to live in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge?’
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Looking for resources to support KS 2 History in the coming year? Then this new curriculum pack from Canterbury Archaeological Trust Education Service could help you. The pack is a product of the highly successful Lyminge Archaeological Project which  Reading University ran each summer from 2007 to 2014.  It is written by Trust staff member Andy Macintosh […]


What was it like to live in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge? A CAT curriculum pack

What was it like to live in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge? Looking for resources to support KS 2 History in the coming year? Then this new curriculum pack from Canterbury Archaeological Trust Education Service could help you. The pack is a product of the highly successful Lyminge Archaeological Project which Reading University ran each summer in this […]