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This CITiZAN blog is written by you, the CITiZANs, and by our staff. We encourage everyone involved in the project to contribute, whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects. If you would like to submit a blog, email the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach in your regional office your text and up to five images.

Getting into intertidal archaeology

02/08/2016   |   John Matthews (CITiZAN Volunteer)

John Matthews, one of Team North's most regular volunteers, discovered CITiZAN and inter-tidal archaeology on a sunny day in Cleethorpes in 2015 where he helped record a prehistoric trackway eroding out of the peat. This day on site rekindled his interest in archaeology and helped inspire a surprising passion for 20th-century coastal defences.

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The excavations of Tennyson Down - following one of CITiZAN's archaeologists

01/08/2016   |   Alex B

The initial survey results of the enclosure on Tennyson Down looked exciting, however we did not find all that we expected to!

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Howick: A remote coastline with a long history

14/07/2016   |   Megan Clement

Find out about the surprising archaeology which can be found on the remote Howick foreshore on the Northumberland Coast; from bathing pools to submerged forest to submarines.

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Archaeology and well-being: a survey of volunteers

30/06/2016   |   Sally Gray

"Archaeology has enhanced my well-being," says Sally, UCL post-grad student and CITiZAN and TDP volunteer. She wants to know if you agree! Would you fill out a short survey to help her studies?

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The Reading Room, Beadnell

20/06/2016   |   Katrina Porteous (Local Historian)

A surgeon's science lectures in 1856, a temporary hospital for an epidemic in 1897 and a lucky escape from a blizzard for the coble Jane Douglas in 1894: what do these three events have in common? They all took place in a simple wooden hut in Beadnell.

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