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.

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Latest Blogs

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

Scouting at Gibraltar Point

Today Gibraltar Point is a beautiful, windswept nature reserve, but 150 years ago it sat in the center of busy maritime network. A coastguard station was built on the edge of Wains...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 14/06/2024

CITiZAN data added to the Archaeological Data Service

Since the CITiZAN initiative began in 2015 our team of volunteers and staff have added thousands of new archaeological features to our dataset. We've now archived all of this data...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 24/04/2024

Building floating history at Appledore

Boats have been built on the Torridge River at Appledore and Bideford for hundreds of years. In the 1960's and 70's some of those boats looked distinctly out of place, being replic...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 28/02/2024

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.