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.

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.

Stake(s) and Ships IV: Sandwich Bay, Kent

Join CITiZAN's East Kent Coast Discovery Programme for fieldwork at Sandwich Bay. We'll be continuing our survey of the numerous stakes that cross the foreshore - most likely the r...

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  • 17/09/2020
  • 5 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.

Promenading above the waves for 180 years

Many Happy Returns Southport Pier! Opened this week a 180 years ago on the 2nd August 1860 Southport's famous pier has seen it's fair share of drama with fires, storms and tram car...

  • By Andy Sherman
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  • 06/08/2020

"The Hero of the Humber": John Ellerthorpe of East Yorkshire

A short account of the life of John Ellerthorpe, coined the "Hero of the Humber" in the 19th century because of his numerous life saving exploits and his philanthropic activity tow...

  • By S. Griffiths
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  • 31/07/2020

Ferries Across the Humber

Liverpool is well known for its ferries that cross the Mersey, with the ferries now an important part of local identity. But did you know our other Northern Discovery Programme are...

  • By Chris Kolonko
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  • 31/07/2020

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.