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The Mint Yard, King’s School

The Mint Yard, King’s School, Canterbury In 1979, a major excavation funded by the King’s School was undertaken by CAT in advance of the construction of Mitchinson’s House, a substantial basemented building. The excavation, positioned to match the footprint of the new House, was taken down through a remarkable sequence of deposits that included the […]


40years exhibition

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


Beneath the prison
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Recent discoveries at Canterbury Christ Church University


Beneath the prison
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An extensive archaeological investigation of the site of the former Canterbury Prison, now part of Canterbury Christ Church University, took place between July 2018 and June 2019. The work was undertaken in advance of and during the construction of Building 2 destined to house new Science, Technology, Health, Engineering and Medical facilities. Many archaeological features […]


Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3

Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3 These resources were developed by Sarah Martin, Director of Humanities at The Archbishop’s School, Canterbury. They are based on aspects of the History of Kent and were designed as a synoptic unit for pupils at the end of Key Stage 3 although they can […]


Canterbury Festival Walks
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The Festival programme is out and nestled on pages 43 to 45 you’ll find details of twenty fascinating Festival Walks. The Friends are the main providers of the walks, running t wo-thirds of those on offer. Once again, the list includes a ‘virtual walk’ for those of limited mobility.  If you haven’t yet obtained a […]


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 • […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2017–2018

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2017–2018 Fieldwork St Albans Cathedral Researching the Anglo-Saxons in and around Dover Building recording The buildings on the bridge Palaeoenvironmental work Hippos at Herne Bay Education Working in partnership New Archaeology Course Teaching resources Engaging with schools Outreach and community archaeology East Wear Bay The 68th International Sachsensymposion at Canterbury The Friends of Canterbury […]


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 […]


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 […]