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Open Day at Turing College: Thursday 25th July
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Plans are taking shape for the Open Day on Thursday, 25th July. We will be open from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm, with the Lord Mayor officially opening proceedings at 10.30 am. There will be displays of finds and an on-site team washing some of the masses of prehistoric pottery uncovered so far. Throughout the day there will be […]


Turing College excavation
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A huge excavation is presently underway on the University of Kent campus. The work, being funded by the University, has exposed a remarkable array of mainly Iron Age features. The excavation is being undertaken in advance of the construction of Turing College on the western edge of the university campus, close to Keynes College. The site, covering […]


Turing College at University of Kent
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Our excavation up at the University of Kent is uncovering a wealth Iron Age features. More information will be posted here soon… Tweet


Meopham School

Meopham School A six-week excavation during August and September 2016 at Meopham School revealed that the site had been the focus for settlement activity for over 6,000 years. The school is situated on a ridgeway, just west of the A227 which itself follows an earlier Roman road, and in an area of known archaeological importance. […]


Open Day at East Wear Bay
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We’ve almost reached ‘half term’ at the East Wear Bay field school, with two more weeks to go.  Visitors are always welcome, and on Wednesday 3rd August we will be holding an Open Day, so please do come along and see how we’ve been getting on. Our students and volunteers have been busy uncovering more of […]


East Wear Bay: first field school closes
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The first season of the training school at East Wear Bay came to a close last week and so much was found that the team can hardly wait to get back up on the cliffs for the second season next year! As well as a late Iron Age and Roman quern manufacturing area, students excavated a late Iron Age round-house and […]


Westgate Parks Remembered
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Tomorrow! Friday 8th May 7.15pm-8.30pm Watch old footage of the Westgate Parks and surrounding area in the comfort of the Powell Lecture Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University. Introductory talk by our own Jake Weekes followed by footage compiled by Tim Jones from Canterbury Christ Church University featuring material shot in the 1930s by Sydney Bligh and John […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2013–2014

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2013–2014 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation The name of the settlement we now know as Canterbury – Durovernum Cantiacorum – first appears in the history books during the middle of the second century AD, but archaeology has shown that there was a settlement here long before that. How did the earliest settlement at […]


Early Iron Age Settlement, Canterbury

Early Iron Age Settlement, University of Kent, Canterbury During the spring and summer of 2013 Canterbury Archaeological Trust investigated an extensive early to middle Iron Age (600–100 BC) settlement on land to the west of the University of Kent, Canterbury (centred on NGR 613689 159411).  The work was commissioned by the university prior to the construction of […]


Umbrellas not required
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The sun shone as the Charles Lambie Developer Awards were celebrated last Friday afternoon. This break in the recent record-breaking wet weather was timely and fortunate as the event began with a reception at Carluccio’s before the assembled party moved across the road to the Roman Tower Exhibition for the presentations and unveiling of the new exhibition. […]