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New Series Vol VIII. Within the walls: the developing town c AD 750–1325. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004

New Series Vol VIII. Within the walls: the developing town c AD 750–1325. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004 Alison Hicks and Mark Houliston (2018) The second of four books publishing the results of excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the town between AD 750 and 1225.  Combining stratigraphic analysis […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2016–2017

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2016–2017 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Fieldwork Canterbury Cathedral The outer grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey St Radigund’s Hospice Building recording The nave and triforia roofs St Dunstan’s bellframe The Archdeaconry Yew trees Palaeoenvironmental work A ditch in time Education Supporting Kent teachers … … and teachers in training Other activities at home and […]


Hippos at Herne Bay

Hippos at Herne Bay One area of the site at the former Herne Bay golf club has been producing finds much older than the material that we regularly deal with. Topsoil stripping in an area known to the developers as ‘Swale 10′ has revealed patches of silty clay and gravel containing fragments of fossil bones and […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2015–2016

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2015–2016 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Fieldwork Researching historic Dover Fort Burgoyne Rhodaus Town revisited Building recording Pinnacles, palaces and porches, colleges and courtyards North-west transept, Canterbury Cathedral Temple Church, London St Alban’s Abbey, Hertfordshire Wye College, Kent Tradescant House, Canterbury Otford Palace, Kent Mansion Farmhouse, Ulcombe, Kent Palaeoenvironmental work ‘More than one way […]


IOTAS Archaeological Studies Lecture Course 2017
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The Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society has sent us details of their lecture course, this year given by John Grigsby. John is currently writing his PhD on Stonehenge; his day job is with our excavation team. Transitions in History, Archaeology and Myth: how did traditions change or survive? Session Date 1. The chosen few: Medway Megaliths – were […]


Fresh starts at 92A
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Some fresh starts in the office this week. First, welcome to Laura O’Shea-Walker who has returned to the Trust as our Management Team Assistant. Laura will be working in the office here at 92A, supporting the work of our project managers. It’s great to have her back on the team. Second, Monday saw some members of staff moving back into […]


Meet the Archaeologist workshops for international schools

Meet the Archaeologist In partnership with Canterbury Museums we run a Meet the Archaeologist workshop for international secondary school groups in the spacious Learning Lab at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in the centre of Canterbury. Students from Germany, Japan, France and the Netherlands have all seen, handled and heard about local discoveries […]


Daily life in Roman times. What can we learn from the ‘finds’?

All objects are called ‘finds’ because archaeologists find them! These iron finds were discovered at the Roman villa at Folkestone’s East Cliff when it was excavated in 1924. Archaeologists think they are different kinds of tools that were used at the villa and around the villa estate. Iron finds are sometimes X-rayed to see the […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 1976–2016

40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Canterbury’s Archaeology 1976–2016 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] 40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Beginnings 1986–1996 1996–2006 2006–2016 Building recording Environmental archaeology Publications Finds from 40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Education The beginnings: 1970s–1980s A dedicated Education Service, new resources and partners: 1990s Growth and consolidation: 2000s And now… Community archaeology Friends of the Canterbury […]


New Series Vol VII. Medieval Town and Augustinian Friary: Settlement c 1325–1700. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004

New Series Vol VII. Medieval Town and Augustinian Friary: Settlement c 1325–1700. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004 Alison Hicks (2015) The first of four books on excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the Augustinian friary from c 1325 to its demise following the Dissolution. Combining stratigraphic analysis with documentary […]