Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

Back to the future?

A small excavation team has just moved off site in the Marlowe Arcade after a very interesting excavation. Those with long memories might be wondering whether there could possibly be any archaeology left to excavate below the arcade, the whole area having been excavated by us between 1977 and 1982, and before that by Professor Frere in his post-war excavations. But there was!
A glimpse of Iron Age Canterbury A glimpse of Iron Age CanterburyA glimpse of Iron Age Canterbury
Primark is to move into the BHS store and is putting in new lifts and escalators. In two deep trenches dug ahead of these our team was able to go down to the  levels previously recorded and then further to trace more of one of the Iron Age ditches recorded in the earlier excavations. Glimpses of pre Roman Canterbury are rare and so the findings from this latest work are particularly rewarding.

More info soon …



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