CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, is an award-winning community-led MOLA project. We tackle threats to England’s fragile coastal archaeology, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and support from Lloyds Register Foundation, Historic England and the National Trust.


Walkers can enjoy this series of Low Tide Trails to explore the wealth of archaeological features exposed on our shores.

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

Fish Traps of the Blackwater Estuary

A 1 hour talk by Nathalie Cohen from the National Trust on these enigmatic archaeological sites, found off Mersea Island & throughout Essex....

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  • 10/12/2021
  • 7:30 p.m.

CITiZAN Recording App Training- Flamborough

Join CITiZAN North for an introduction to coastal archaeology and recording archaeological features with the CITiZAN recording app....

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  • 11/12/2021
  • noon

CITiZAN Conference: Connecting Coastal Heritage, Communities and Climate Change

This conference explores the opportunities and challenges of understanding climate change and the impact that this has on our coastal heritage and on the communities who live here,...

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  • 05/03/2022
  • 9:30 a.m.

Latest Blogs

Find out what the team, our project partners and volunteers have been up to in our blogs.

Flamborough Old Lighthouse: Lighting the way since the 1600s

In this blog we’ll be taking a quick look at one of the Humber Discovery Programme’s most unique maritime buildings....

  • By Chris Kolonko
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  • 20/11/2021

Robin Hoods Bay; smuggling, ghosts and Listed fish.

Smuggling in the 18th century was a profitable yet extremely risky pastime associated with many coastal villages around Britain. However, is there still evidence of past smugglers...

  • By Hannah Thompson
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  • 13/11/2021

Changing Minds, Changing Coasts

Can local voices tell stories related to coastal and climate change to create local impact? With funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, CITiZAN has trialed a novel ...

  • By Oliver Hutchinson, Danielle Newman & Lawrence Northall
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  • 05/11/2021

Download the CITiZAN App

Want to get involved? Download the CITiZAN app for your smartphone and monitor the fragile heritage on your local foreshore. With nothing more than the phone in your pocket, you can locate and monitor at-risk archaeology with your smartphone!

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.