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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]