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.

WEBINAR :The English Seaside: an archaeology of a holiday experience on the south Devon coast

Hopefully, live from the Teignmouth Seafront! Dr Niall Finneran from Winchester University is going to talk us through the archaeology of the Holiday Experience on the South De...

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  • 09/07/2020
  • 6 p.m.

Bricks and barges - CITiZAN two day training event

Join the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme for a free two-day training session at Conyer Creek on the River Swale: explore the theory and practice of coastal and intertidal archa...

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  • 25/07/2020
  • 8 a.m.

Godwin Battery Walk

Join the Humberside team and Active Coast to Cover the Coast in 2020....

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  • 04/09/2020
  • 10 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

Seaham: On Chemical Beach

Our long-time volunteer Angus returns one-year on to look, once again, at the industrial history of Seaham in County Durham....

  • By Angus Stephenson
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  • 01/07/2020

SS Falcon at Langdon Hole: join the DotS

This blog explores the wreck of the SS Falcon, on the National Trust's White Cliffs of Dover, Kent. It places the wreck in a wider global context, celebrates Day of the Seafarer an...

  • By Lara Band
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  • 25/06/2020

Incredible hulks and where to find them

Assemblages of abandoned ships, boats and barges lie all around our coastline and provide an incredible resource from which we can better understand our maritime past. One such as...

  • By Thérèse Kearns
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  • 19/06/2020

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.