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This CITiZAN blog is written by you, the CITiZANs, and by our staff. We encourage everyone involved in the project to contribute, whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects. If you would like to submit a blog, email the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach in your regional office your text and up to five images.

A Roman Trackway in Calshot

01/03/2018   |   Lauren Tidbury

Three years ago a member of the public alerted the Maritime Archaeology Trust to a wooden feature which had become exposed at low tide on the beach near Calshot in Hampshire. It has since been recorded and monitored by CITiZAN volunteers and staff and this week we received results of radiocarbon dating which showed the site to be almost 2000 years old!

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Marsden Bay: a changing coastal landscape

28/02/2018   |   Angus Stephenson (Citizan volunteer)

Marsden Bay is in Tyne and Wear and lies between South Shields and Sunderland. It is now mostly owned by the National Trust. The bay is lined with jagged Magnesian limestone cliffs, below which the sea hollows out caves, so that eventually the cliffs fall into it.

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CITiZAN sets sail for series 2 of Britain at Low Tide

08/02/2018   |   Stephanie Ostrich

After a year long wait, Britain at Low Tide is back for series 2! Be sure to tune to Channel 4 from Saturday 17 Feb at 8pm for the 6-part weekly series featuring amazing archaeological sites being monitored by CITiZAN and SCAPE's Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk Be sure to join us on social media on the night where we'll be sharing extra behind the scenes facts, photos and more!

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Poole Harbour D-Day Tank Landing Craft: The last of a dying breed?

06/12/2017   |   Nick Mason

Most people have heard the story of D-Day, and seen the remains of the huge event around our coastlines. One of the key elements was the transportation of tanks onto enemy beaches, but what became of the hundreds of landing craft that did the job? Read on for an exciting wartime discovery in Poole harbour...

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Turn the Tide! The third annual CITiZAN conference

31/10/2017   |   Lara Band

This year it was the South East team's turn to organise our annual conference so we joined up with the Thames Discovery Programme for a two day extravaganza of intertidal archaeology - read on for a multi vocal, social media generated summary of Foreshore Forum 2017!

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