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Bronze Age boat in Whitstable
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The replica Bronze Age boat will be at Whitstable Harbour Day on Saturday (3rd August). Presented by Whitstable Maritime 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy bands • boat trips • marine environment • coracle building • lifeboats • coastguards • boating pool • frontier force • inshore-fisheries • model boats • steam train rides • […]


Bronze Age themed resource for new Prehistory programme – the BOAT KIT
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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 […]


New Romney First Time Sewerage Scheme 2004-2006

New Romney First Time Sewerage Scheme   March 2006 Canterbury Archaeological Trust is carrying out an ongoing programme of archaeological works in advance of the New Romney and Greatstone First Time Sewerage Scheme on behalf of 4D and Southern Water. Archaeological evaluation of the route of the sewer consisting of the cutting of a number of […]


Iron knife

Iron knife with copper alloy chain (probably a woman’s razor) from the 5th century burial found at Castle St / Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury, Kent. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Iron studs

All that remains of a pair of shoes or sandals from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. The iron studs of the soles have survived. What has happened to the uppers? Found in a cremation burial with other grave goods in a Roman cemetery near Wye, Kent. (Scale: 10 cms). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


The Dover Bronze Age Boat in Context

The Dover Bronze Age Boat in Context Society and water transport in prehistoric Europe Edited by Peter Clark The discovery by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust of the Bronze Age boat in Dover in 1992 was one of the most important British archaeological finds of the later twentieth century. The complex, perfectly preserved sewn-plank boat, dating […]


Enid Allison, Environmental Archaeologist

Email: enid.allison@canterburytrust.co.uk Direct line: +44 (1227) 825273 Enid has worked continuously at Canterbury Archaeological Trust since 1995, with responsibility for the co-ordination and management of environmental sampling, processing and analysis.  She also carries out assessments and analyses of insect remains from a wide range of Holocene sites throughout Britain and Ireland for other units and consultancy […]


Environmental Archaeology

A wide variety of animal and plant remains may be preserved in archaeological deposits. Some, such as shellfish and animal bones, can easily be seen when they occur on a particular site, but the presence of other much smaller remains such as pollen grains, seeds and insect remains may not be apparent until samples of […]


Built heritage

Most historic buildings are the product of a series of additions and subtractions. This process provides archaeologists with physical evidence of changes in technology, fashion and social relations. Change must continue if historic buildings are to have a future; equally, listed buildings form a precious and limited resource, and it is right that proposals for […]