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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.

Defending the coast at Reighton Sands

03/08/2018   |   Chris Kolonko

At the height of the invasion scare, during WWII, hundreds of miles of anti-invasion defenses were built along Britain's beaches & clifftops. Thousands of tons of concrete was molded into anti-tank blocks and pillboxes and many now vanished slit trenches were dug. Here one of our newest members of staff, Chris Kolonko, looks at how these defenses can be studied.

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Update! A Roman Trackway in Calshot

05/07/2018   |   Therese Kearns

CITiZAN have teamed up with archaeologists and volunteers from the New Forest National Park Authority, the Maritime Archaeology Trust and the University of Southampton to investigate the possible trackway at Calshot, Hampshire.

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CITiZAN wins further National Lottery support

04/07/2018   |   Stephanie Ostrich

We’re delighted to announce that our first round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to grow the CITiZAN project beyond its original three-year programme was successful! We’re thrilled and hugely grateful to the HLF for giving us the opportunity to pilot a new model for CITiZAN this summer.

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CITiZAN wins at The Charity Awards

08/06/2018   |   Stephanie Ostrich

CITiZAN has won a 2018 Charity Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage, recognising our network's innovation and dedication to record our fragile coastal and intertidal heritage.

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Rapid wreck recording on the Lincolnshire coast

21/05/2018   |   Jordan Havell (Citizan volunteer)

In recent years the beaches of Lincolnshire have seen lots of objects of archaeological interest washed up on to them. The section of coast between Mablethorpe and Sandilands is regularly patrolled by two of Citizan's most enthusiastic volunteers. This blog describes one of Jordan and Lianne's most interesting discoveries. The Trusthorpe boat timbers.

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