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.

Margate Lower Prom Archaeology Hunt!

Join us for an archaeology hunt along Margate's Lower Prom as part of Back & Fill *and* Festival of Archaeology! Find out about the archaeology visible along the cliffs, what it al...

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  • 24/10/2020
  • 11 a.m.

Training with NAS: Prehistoric Intertidal and Submerged Landscapes

As we constantly hear about sea levels rising in the not-too-distant future, it’s important to understand how this has affected our ancient ancestors and how these changes have bee...

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  • 12/12/2020
  • 10 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

Kents Coastal Sound Mirrors digital exhibition

A digital version of the Arts Council funded exhibition & installation "Echoes", which ran as part of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound....

  • By Lawrence Northall
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  • 21/10/2020

African-Caribbean prisoners of war at Forton Prison 1796-1800

During the 18th century a military prison stood close to the shores of Forton Lake, a total creek in Gosport, Hampshire. During the 1790s the prison held hundreds of French Africa...

  • By Abigail Coppins
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  • 14/10/2020

Alnmouth: "A Nice Clean Place"

Alnmouth is a small former fishing village on the Northumberland coast, about halfway between Newcastle and Berwick. Angus describes us what happened there on Christmas Day 1806......

  • By Angus Stephenson
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  • 09/10/2020

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.