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Death and Ritual: A curious Anglo-Saxon discovery at Sittingbourne!

An enquiry based activity for KS 2. Teacher notes [PDF 2.6MB] Pupil sheets [PDF 5.2MB] Request an Anglo-Saxon loan box from our extensive CAT BOX collections


Sittingbourne Paper Mill
Image Galleries: year in pictures 2012.

Sittingbourne Paper Mill


CSI Sittingbourne

CSI Sittingbourne CSI Sittingbourne was set up in 2010 in redundant shop space provided by Tesco at the Forum Shopping Mall in the heart of Sittingbourne. The project aims to give members of the community a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the basic skills of archaeological conservation from a team of experts. So far more than […]


Sittingbourne Paper Mill

Sittingbourne Paper Mill A series of investigations, funded by Essential Land plc, has been completed on part of the former Sittingbourne Paper Mill site just north-west of Sittingbourne town centre.  The work revealed a fascinating glimpse of the history of the area from prehistoric times up until the mill’s very recent demolition in 2010. The […]


The Meads, Sittingbourne 2008

A Prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne Construction of a mixed retail and residential development, on an area known as ‘The Meads’, near Sittingbourne, commenced in May 2008. The site, which straddles the boundary between Sittingbourne/Milton Regis and Bobbing, had been subject to brickearth extraction in the past, so surviving archaeology was not […]


Anglo-Saxon cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne

The Meads, Sittingbourne. A volunteer using air abrasion to clean an iron object from one of the Anglo-Saxon graves, in the Conservation Science Investigation (CSI) lab. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Anglo-Saxon cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne

The Meads, Sittingbourne. Mechanically cleaning an iron object from one of the Anglo-Saxon graves, in the Conservation Science Investigation (CSI) lab. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Anglo-Saxon cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne

Reconstructed Anglo-Saxon homes and workshops, West Stow experimental archaeology site in Suffolk. © Marion Green.


Anglo-Saxon cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne

Reconstructed Anglo-Saxon pig sty, West Stow experimental archaeology site in Suffolk. © Marion Green.


Anglo-Saxon cemetery at the Meads, Sittingbourne

Archaeological evidence for an Anglo-Saxon building. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.