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Summer outings
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It’s June! The sun is out (today at least), the strawberries are ripening and it’s time for garden parties, fetes and pageants.  Here are three local events where you can catch up with the Trust, handle some finds or have a Litte Dig. First up is Charing Village Fete and Flower Show on Saturday 22nd […]

Chalk Hill

Chalk Hill Neolithic and Bronze Age discoveries at Ramsgate, Kent Peter Clark, Grant Shand & Jake Weekes (2019) 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 […]

Death as a process
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A special delivery arrived recently.  Jake Weekes received advance copies of this book, co-edited with John Pearce of King’s College London. The study of funerary practice has become one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of Roman archaeology in recent decades. This collection of papers draws on large-scale fieldwork from across Europe, methodological advances […]

Midsummer digging in Sandwich and Canterbury
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‘Digging into Sandwich’s past’ started today on Cow Leas Meadow and will continue until 25th June. For how to volunteer contact Dover District Council on 01304 872274 or email them ( Or go along and have a look – especially on the ‘open days’, Saturday 18th and 25th. And from Monday a small team will return […]

Not just a Roman road
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Jake Weekes will describe the findings of the community digs held in the Westgate Gardens over two summers at a Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust event hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University. Thursday 26 November 1016, 7.00 pm Newton Building, room Ng07, Canterbury Christ Church University Tweet

Westgate Gardens Community Dig
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The community dig begun last year is set to continue over the weekend 11-12 July.  If you, or someone you know, is interested you can book a place by contacting Jake Weekes ( Public sessions will take place as follows: Saturday : 10am to 12.30pm (reserved for accompanied children) Saturday : 1pm to 4pm Sunday : […]

Westgate Parks Remembered
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Tomorrow! Friday 8th May 7.15pm-8.30pm Watch old footage of the Westgate Parks and surrounding area in the comfort of the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University. Introductory talk by our own Jake Weekes followed by footage compiled by Tim Jones from Canterbury Christ Church University featuring material shot in the 1930s by Sydney Bligh and John […]

The Archaeology of Death
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Our next Archaeology Course takes place on Saturday 7th February.  What do we do when we come across burials on site? How are they recorded? What can they tell us? Osteologist Sarah Gearey will explain how archaeologists handle human skeletal material and Jake Weekes will explore how the visible remains of funeral ceremonies can shed light on the life, and […]