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East Wear Bay: first field school closes
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The first season of the training school at East Wear Bay came to a close last week and so much was found that the team can hardly wait to get back up on the cliffs for the second season next year! As well as a late Iron Age and Roman quern manufacturing area, students excavated a late Iron Age round-house and […]


East Wear Bay Field School
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The field school at East Wear Bay is now entering its third week and is going great guns. By the end of the first week a mass of Iron Age and Roman features had already come to light including an actual quern production area – a great find. A compact layer of chippings and dust from manufacture […]


Between Land and Sea
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We have been sent the programme [PDF] for Gesoriacum/Bononia, between land and sea, a conference taking place in Boulogne, 24th and 25th September. Andrew Richardson’s paper, ’The view from the bay: exchange, production and settlement at East Wear Bay, Folkestone, during the late Iron Age and Roman periods’ will undoubtedly include findings from new work at the villa. The […]


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 […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2013–2014
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Our latest Annual Review arrived from the printer last week. Click on the images below to get a taster of what’s inside – ranging from Iron Age gold coins to five-toed chickens. More details and buy via PayPal. Tweet


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 […]


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 […]


Festival Walks
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As usual our Friends group is offering daily (sometimes twice daily) walks during the Canterbury Festival.  These walks are a major fund-raiser for the trust and we are most grateful to those who have agreed to lead them.  If you want to come you must buy tickets in advance through the festival bookings – bearing in mind […]


No 10. Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury

No 10. Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury Richard Helm (2014) Outside the Town describes discoveries made between 2006 and 2009 during excavations immediately south-east of Canterbury’s Roman town wall. Situated within sight of Watling Street and the main entrance into the town from the Roman port […]