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Dover Bronze Age boat joins the fleet at Boulogne’s Fête de la Mer, 10th – 15th July
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“Formidable”, “Fantastique”, “Incroyable”, were typical responses among the hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors who enjoyed seeing and hearing about the reconstruction of the Dover Bronze Age boat at this popular marine festival held at Boulogne. The festival’s full programme of activities associated with marine culture stretched around the Quai Gambetta and Napoleon dock keeping […]


Westgate Gardens
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Jake has just returned to the office after a busy week in the Westgate Gardens. He reports: ‘We had another fantastic community dig, based around Watling  Street as it runs through Westgate Gardens. More than 25 volunteers helped a small team from the Trust over the weekend, including our friends from Texas State University, as well […]


Westgate Gardens Community Dig
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The community dig begun last year is set to continue over the weekend 11-12 July.  If you, or someone you know, is interested you can book a place by contacting Jake Weekes (jake.weekes@canterburytrust.co.uk). Public sessions will take place as follows: Saturday : 10am to 12.30pm (reserved for accompanied children) Saturday : 1pm to 4pm Sunday : […]


St James, Dover

You can follow us for regular updates on TWITTER and FACEBOOK Jump down page to Woolcomber Street dig Russell Street Dig: News bulletin 6 After 215 days in the field, it’s finally all over. We pulled the last digger out of their hole at 5.30 on Sunday night. In true archaeological style, the last few days […]


Discovering Archaeology and the Bronze Age: A subject knowledge and teaching guide

Discovering Archaeology and the Bronze Age This comprehensive subject knowledge and teaching guide can also be found as a booklet in the BOAT KIT, a collection of various resources designed principally for school pupils and students and a product of the European project ‘BOAT 1550 BC’. Sets of the BOAT KIT are now held in France, England and […]


Fantastic training opportunity
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Archaeological training bursary: Folkestone, 20 July to 15 August 2015  Are you aged between 16-24 years? Do you live in either Shepway or Dover District? Are you interested in archaeology? Would you like to add something extra special to your CV? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, then you can apply for up […]


Practical information

PRACTICAL INFORMATION Trowels can either be hired (£10 deposit, refundable on safe return of the trowel) or purchased (£11.00).  Cash only please. Please make sure your tetanus injection is up-to-date and that you have any necessary medication with you. There are free car-parking spaces available on site for those taking part in the project. You are advised to bring: Waterproofs […]


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 […]


The site

THE SITE The site occupies a spectacular location, overlooking the Channel, with the famous White Cliffs of Dover sweeping away to the east. The French coast can be seen on the horizon on clear days. Fieldwork since the 1920′s and as recently as 2010-13 has revealed an extensive, deeply stratified and well-preserved prehistoric site, including a […]


Professor Sheppard Frere
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We were saddened to hear that Professor Sheppard Frere died last Wednesday, 25th February. His association with Canterbury began in 1946, when he succeeded Audrey Williams as Director of Excavations for Canterbury Excavations Committee. At that time he was a classics master at Lancing College and work at Canterbury took place in his summer vacations. In his preface to […]