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.

Faversham and Oare Creek - Walking workshop

Join the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme as we walk around the inner banks of Faversham and Oare Creeks. We'll record any remains we see with the CITiZAN app and RTK, sub-centi...

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  • 02/06/2020
  • 1 p.m.

An Old View Over the Solent: Early Human Archaeology from the Coastal Plain of Sussex and Hampshire

We will be joined by very special guest Dr Matt Pope talking about archaeology of early humans on the coastal plain of Sussex and Hampshire. ...

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  • 04/06/2020
  • 4 p.m.

White Cliffs of Dover - CITiZAN two day training event

Join the East Kent Coast Discovery Programme and the National Trust for a two-day training session in the shadow of Dover's iconic white cliffs. Over the course of the two days we ...

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  • 25/06/2020
  • 9 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

What can we learn from pillboxes?

A look at what we can learn by recording wartime pillboxes. We'll take a look at 'Earwig Villa' on the East Yorkshire coast....

  • By Chris Kolonko
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  • 29/05/2020

Online Teaching for Classrooms and Home Schooling

Details for teachers, groups and home-schoolers for online courses with Dr Sam Griffiths, across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire....

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  • 27/05/2020

Dunkirk 'Little Ships' & the Thames Barge

The Thames sailing barge (TSB) with its readily identifiable sprit-sail rig was a great work horse of Thames-Medway and East coast ports in the pre-war days. It's recorded that six...

  • By Gustav Milne
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  • 26/05/2020

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.