CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, highlights the threat of coastal erosion to a wealth of foreshore and intertidal sites. These archaeological features encompass a huge time span, many are of considerable local or national significance and most have no statutory protection
CITiZAN cannot record all the threatened sites currently exposed on the 6,500+ miles of English coastline. What we can do though is promote a standardised survey and monitoring methodology that is applicable to all of them. We have established an infrastructure and network of volunteers with the skills, commitment and support to record, monitor and promote fragile and threatened archaeological intertidal sites.
Local CITiZAN volunteers working together to record a shipwreck off Seven Sisters, East Sussex
All of our events - including training sessions - are free, thanks to the support from the Heritage Lottery fund! Learn more about our project partners, and our project supporters, without whom the project would not be possible.
An award-winning project!
CITiZAN's work has won several awards prestigious awards across the heritage and charity sectors, recognising our network's innovation and dedication to its cause.
CITiZAN were joint-winners of the 2018 British Archaeological Awards for Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project with SCAPE.
Many thanks go out to all involved who have made CITiZAN a success and made these awards possible:
our amazing partners the Nautical Archaeology Society, Council for British Archaeology, and our project host Museum of London Archaeology
our project supporters the National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Trust, The Crown Estate, Historic England
and especially to you, our enthusiastic network!
Thank you for your support and your dedication over the past few years. These awards are an amazing recognition of all that you do!
CITiZAN: as seen on TV!
Did you catch CITiZAN on Britain at Low Tide? Our team of coastal archaeologists along with our amazing volunteers filmed a third series with Tori Herridge, and Tern TV . You can catch this series on Channel 4: coming soon in 2019.