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Canterbury Journey update
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Anyone walking through the cathedral grounds over the past eighteen months or so is likely to have noticed archaeologists amongst those working on the Canterbury Journey landscaping scheme. The core team of Phil Mayne and Frances Morgan has been busy in the South Precincts since February 2018, with other archaeologists joining them during more intense […]

Burglary update
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Raymond Roberts, a 37-year-old Canterbury man, has been jailed for handling goods stolen during the January 2018 burglaries at our store at Kingsmead. Kent Police issued a statement yesterday. Roberts was arrested by police on two occasions and found to have a total of 31 stolen items from the stores on his person. These included […]

Back to Shanidar
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For a number of years some staff members have been involved with the excavations at Shanidar Caves in Northern Kurdistan with Professor Graeme Barker from Cambridge University. The site is famous for the discovery of the remains of 10 Neanderthal individuals, thought to be up to 65,000 years old. This season saw the discovery of […]

Good news!
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We are very pleased to announce that late last week, officers from Kent Police, accompanied by members of staff from Canterbury Archaeological Trust, recovered a large quantity of stolen artefacts and other items from a derelict property on Military Road, Canterbury. Most, if not all, of the estimated 2000 archaeological finds stolen from our Kingsmead […]

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 […]

Grant and bursary guidance

Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust  Grant and Bursary Guidance  FCAT will grant funds and bursaries to support the activities of CAT and its staff, within the constraints of available funding. These notes describe current practice and procedure by way of general guidance for the FCAT Committee, CAT and applicants. 1. Types of grant The following […]

Folkestone’s Wild Frontier
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Folkestone’s Wild Frontier: a celebration of the Warren 9.30am to 5pm, Saturday 8th October 2016 The Quarterhouse, 49 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1BN A free one day conference celebrating and exploring all aspects of Folkestone Warren, with papers by a number of expert speakers – programme here. Followed by ‘The Gig for the Dig’: an […]

East Wear Bay, Folkestone

East Wear Bay Archaeological Project The East Wear Bay Archaeological Project (EWBAP) is a long term research project led by Canterbury Archaeological Trust in conjunction with Kent Archaeological Society, Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group and Dover Archaeological Group. EWBAP aims to collate the results of previous fieldwork carried out at East Wear Bay, to incorporate […]

East Wear Bay Archaeological Field School
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Free training places We are pleased to announce that due to a generous grant by the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, we are able to offer a limited number of free training places for Kent-based 16–24 year olds at the East Wear Bay Archaeological Field School this Summer. The Field School runs this year from […]

4,300 visitors and rising
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Two weeks into the exhibition and not only has the number of visitors been great, their comments have made all the hard work worthwhile.  A few from the opening weekend: ‘An amazing display.  Interesting and inspiring.’ ‘So much information: so much discovery’ ‘A vivid record of work in an inspiring archaeological area!’ Do visit.  We close on the […]