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Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality (Key Stage 3)

Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3) These resources were produced by Year 9 students and staff at St John’s RC Comprehensive School, Gravesend.  As a starting point, students used the names on their local war memorial, carrying out research to produce […]


Bursary applications open soon
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It’s chilly now, but spring IS coming and with it the opening of applications for the Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Local History and Archaeology in Kent Schools. Teachers at St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend, winners of the 2017 bursary, are currently developing a local history project with their pupils based on the First World […]


Monks’ Cemetery, St Albans Cathedral

Monks’ Cemetery, St Albans Cathedral Excavations within the angle of the presbytery and south-east transept of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans were undertaken from August 2017 to early February 2018. Watching brief work on the installation of new services will be undertaken over the coming months. The works are in advance of […]


The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary
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Congratulations to St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend for being awarded the first Ian Coulson Bursary for Local History/Archaeology in Kent schools (July 2017). Full details and how to apply for this bursary can be found here. Tweet


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 […]


Mystery solved!
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Way back in another time and another website we posted this ‘Mystery Find No 2’. At that time several suggestions were made for the function of these objects, some of which it turns out were not too far from the truth! Yesterday we received this message from John Cotter of Oxford Archaeology. ‘Remember those weird […]


IOTAS Archaeological Studies Lecture Course 2017
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The Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society has sent us details of their lecture course, this year given by John Grigsby. John is currently writing his PhD on Stonehenge; his day job is with our excavation team. Transitions in History, Archaeology and Myth: how did traditions change or survive? Session Date 1. The chosen few: Medway Megaliths – were […]


Field school news
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The new website for East Wear Bay Field School has gone live. Check out what we’ve been up to over the last few seasons – and book your place to join us in 2017! www.eastwearbay.co.uk Photo credited to John Stevens. Tweet


Hayes Canterbury Award
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We were really pleased to hear that the Trust was to be awarded to Hayes Canterbury Award for 2016 to mark its fortieth anniversary. “The Hayes Canterbury Award Committee met this morning and have unanimously decided to make the Award this year to the Trust, in this its fortieth year. This is in recognition of the Trust’s […]


From Woolcomber Street, Dover
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This lovely seventeenth-century ’Werra Ware’ plate was amongst the wealth of material recovered from one of the cess-pits in the North-west Area.  It hails from central Germany and bears the date 1614. In his study of the pottery from Townwall Street, John Cotter noted an increase in imports of foreign pottery into the country between c 1550 and 1775 and a significant rise in […]