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.

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

A stormy start to the year

2024 has started with howling winds and driving rain but it hasn't stopped our volunteers in Lincolnshire being on the beach to record the archaeology uncovered by the storms. Read...

  • By Lianne Havell
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  • 12/02/2024

Coasts in Mind update: exploring archives

The Coasts in Mind team has been out and about exploring the changing shorelines with coastal communities across England. This blog finds them in Devon and Dorset, sharing the magi...

  • By Rebecca Tyson
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  • 08/12/2023

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.