Blog entries in 2018

We encourage everyone involved in the CITiZAN project to contribute to our blog. Whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects, we want to hear from you! To submit an article please email your regional CITiZAN Community Archaeologist with your text and up to five images.

Wartime Defences at Auburn Sands

14/12/2018   |   Chris Kolonko

Auburn sands, East Yorkshire retains some of the best-preserved wartime coastal defences in the whole of Yorkshire. With both First and Second World War defensive structures surviving, it is an almost unique site where both era’s defences can still be recorded and interpreted.

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A glimpse of Mersea's ice age past: environmental sampling on Mersea Island

04/12/2018   |   Stephanie Ostrich

During an exceptionally low tide in March 2017, a team of CITiZAN volunteers and archaeologists made a massive discovery whilie field walking the mudflats of Mersea: a 2m-long Mammoth tusk! The short tidal window meant we only had minutes to record the fragile tusk and the environment around it before it was again covered by the sea.

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CITiZAN 2015-2018: a review

01/12/2018   |   Stephanie Ostrich

Read all about the exciting work CITiZAN carried out in 2015-18 and download a PDF copy of our project report.

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Seacoal: “A Vayne of Secoles”

20/11/2018   |   Angus Stephenson

CITiZAN volunteer Angus Stephenson continues his exploration of the seacoal industry in the North-East which has now almost vanished...almost.

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Seacoal: “An Absolute Vision of Hell"

01/11/2018   |   Angus Stephenson

CITiZAN Volunteer Angus explores the coastal landscape of the coal industry in the North East, as featured in the 1971 cult British gangster film “Get Carter”

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