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Canterbury Archaeological Trust: the first forty years Prehistoric Roman Saxon Medieval Post medieval Building recording Canterbury cathedral Education


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 • […]


It’s out
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This book considers the discoveries at Chalk Hill in terms of ‘landscapes’ and looks beyond the edges of the excavation area to try to understand the site in terms of its surroundings, from the perspective of topography and environment as well as the perception of the people who experienced and modified this chalky hillside over […]


A Heritage Strategy for Canterbury District: have your say
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Public consultation on Canterbury City Council’s new draft Heritage Strategy for the district has begun. This from the council’s Newsroom: From the Cathedral city to the rural parishes and coastal towns, the Canterbury district boasts outstanding heritage. It is everywhere, playing an essential role in delivering economic prosperity, improving quality of life and building the […]


Archaeology & Classics Lectures at the University of Kent
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23/01 Archaeological Fieldwork Evening. Come and hear about archaeology fieldwork at Kent.  Dreams of summer. Dig reports with a free drink. The first event of term. (17:00-19:00) Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 06/02 Professor Edith Hall (KCL) Why are Women Novelists Rewriting Homer Today? (17:00-18:00) Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 20/02 Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Cambridge) The Changing […]


Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality (Key Stage 3)

Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3) These resources were produced by Year 9 students and staff at St John’s RC Comprehensive School, Gravesend.  As a starting point, students used the names on their local war memorial, carrying out research to produce […]


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 […]


Exciting news from Slatters
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We have finally reached the Roman levels! So far finds wise we have had a (nearly) intact pot and these lovely pieces of Samian pottery (if you look closely you can see a hare on the biggest piece). The remains of a townhouse are currently under excavation, and we’ll be keeping a sharp eye out […]


Waitrose supports Education work
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Through their Community Matters scheme, Waitrose has donated £264 to the Trust’s development of resources for schools. If you’re a Waitrose shopper, you will know that when you shop in-store you are given a green token to put in one of three ‘good causes’ boxes near the exit. The more tokens an organisation gets, the […]


Canterbury Christ Church University
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We have just begun a new investigation within the North Holmes Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University. Initial evaluation was conducted last summer and the footings of the medieval abbey precinct wall were located. The present evaluation is intended to find out more about the site, based on the results of the earlier phase of work and […]