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Canterbury’s Archaeology 2012–2013

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2012–2013 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation our field team uncovered some remarkable archaeology on a huge variety of sites. Here we explore discoveries from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods The Meads, Sittingbourne Claxfield Farm, ­Lynsted St Edmund’s School, Canterbury Wincheap, Canterbury St Margaret’s at Cliffe, Dover Building recording […]


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 […]


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 […]


Back to the future?
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Marlowe Arcade and Professor Sheppard Frere.

A small excavation team has just moved off site in the Marlowe Arcade after a very interesting excavation. Those with long memories might be wondering whether there could possibly be any archaeology left to excavate below the arcade, the whole area having been excavated by us between 1977 and 1982, and before that by Professor Frere in his post-war excavations. But […]


Folkestone to 1500

Folkestone to 1500 A Town Unearthed Edited by Ian Coulson (2013) This book is a record of the community history and archaeology project ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone before 1500’ which between 2010 and 2013 investigated the ancient history of Folkestone and its immediate area. The project focused on making Folkestone’s past accessible to residents and […]


CAT KIT and ARK loans collections

PLEASE NOTE The entire loans service was suspended in May 2018 due to burglaries We are aiming to reinstate the service from September 2019 Touch the Past with a CAT handling kit of real archaeological finds! CAT KITs for Canterbury District schools The first phase of CAT KIT production was a Heritage Lottery funded project. […]


Open Day at Turing College: Thursday 25th July
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Open day and Turing College.

Plans are taking shape for the Open Day on Thursday, 25th July. We will be open from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm, with the Lord Mayor officially opening proceedings at 10.30 am. There will be displays of finds and an on-site team washing some of the masses of prehistoric pottery uncovered so far. Throughout the day there will be […]


Turing College excavation
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Iron Age and Turing College.

A huge excavation is presently underway on the University of Kent campus. The work, being funded by the University, has exposed a remarkable array of mainly Iron Age features. The excavation is being undertaken in advance of the construction of Turing College on the western edge of the university campus, close to Keynes College. The site, covering […]


Turing College at University of Kent
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Iron Age and Turing College.

Our excavation up at the University of Kent is uncovering a wealth Iron Age features. More information will be posted here soon… Tweet


Rescue Dig of the Year
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We are pleased to announce that Keith Parfitt won Current Archaeology’s Rescue Dig of the Year award for the A Town Unearthed excavation at Folkestone Roman villa.  ‘Folkestone: Roman Villa or Iron Age oppidum?’ published in Current Archaeology 262, was up against some worthy competition. Well done Keith and everyone who worked at the dig and thank you […]