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.

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

Saving lives were the Taw and Torridge meet

The mouth to the the Taw and Torridge Estuary is a dangerous place, with capricious winds, shifting sands and heavy traffic. That's why by the middle of the 19th century three li...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 07/09/2023

Fast as a dolphin - The schooner MA James

A dozen or more ships have been abandoned on the banks of the River Torridge in the last century. Hulked when they were no longer wanted by their owners and now slowly sinking into...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 21/08/2023

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.