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Our Libyan friends
Trust Blog Tags: Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: work abroad.

The Trust has recently been playing host to four colleagues from Libya; Ahmed Emrage of the University of Benghazi and Fadl Abdulaziz, Akram Masri and Moataz Al Zwai of the Department of Antiquities. They have been engaged in a range of activities and training with Trust staff  – all as part of an initiative to […]


No 8 Faversham Road, Lenham

No 8 Faversham Road, Lenham We have recently finished excavations on land at No 8 Faversham Road, Lenham. The excavation formed the second phase of a three phase project that is being carried out on behalf of R M Brookes Ltd prior to and during the redevelopment of the site. The site (1) lies within […]


Westgate Parks Community Dig
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: London Gate, Westgate Gardens, and Westgate Parks Project.

Here are some photos of the community excavation in Westgate Gardens over the August Bank Holiday weekend.  The weather was good for three days, but work had to be called off on Monday in the face of some extreme Bank Holiday conditions! The dig was still extremely successful with over 600 people stopping to watch over the three […]


Bronze Age themed resource for new Prehistory programme – the BOAT KIT
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Boat 1550 BC, Bronze Age BOAT KIT, and CAT Education Service.

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 to teach the Stone Age through to the Iron Age to children at Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 […]


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 […]


Early Iron Age Settlement, Canterbury

Early Iron Age Settlement, University of Kent, Canterbury During the spring and summer of 2013 Canterbury Archaeological Trust investigated an extensive early to middle Iron Age (600–100 BC) settlement on land to the west of the University of Kent, Canterbury (centred on NGR 613689 159411).  The work was commissioned by the university prior to the construction of […]


Twenty Roman burials
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Rhodaus Town and Roman burial.

An excavation at Rhodaus Town has just finished. Some remarkable features were excavated including late Roman burials accompanied by an exceptional number of pottery vessels and other personal objects. We will post more as the story unfolds … Tweet


No 9. Prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon discoveries on the East Kent Chalklands: Investigations along the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass 1991–1996

No 9. Prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon discoveries on the East Kent Chalklands: Investigations along the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass 1991-1996 Paul Bennett, Keith Parfitt and Jon Rady (2014) This latest volume in our Occasional Paper series describes discoveries along the route of the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass. Two sites were examined in detail. At Eastling Wood a prehistoric barrow proved […]


… a bit like buses
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: annual review, publication, and Whitfield-Eastry by-pass.

It’s usually the fieldwork side of our activites that provides the news, but all the time in the background people are working on the post-excavation side of things. And every now and then it all comes together and something is published. I don’t think it’s ever happened that TWO publications have arrived from the printer […]


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 […]