Latest Blog entries

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.

Incredible hulks and where to find them

19/06/2020   |   Thérèse Kearns

Assemblages of abandoned ships, boats and barges lie all around our coastline and provide an incredible resource from which we can better understand our maritime past. One such assemblage is located at Forton Lake in Portsmouth Harbour and includes the remains of over 30 vessels including ferries, barges, lifeboats, fishing vessels and military craft.

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Tweet tweet tweet: conferences and COVID-19

12/06/2020   |   Lara Band

What's a Twitter conference? Read on to find out and catch up on a couple of papers CITiZAN archaeologists gave at one recently!

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CITiZAN awarded COVID-19 NERC funding

05/06/2020   |   Danielle Newman

Although much of the world has been on pause due to the coronavirus, this is not the case on the coast: erosion never stops.

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Ramsgate Harbour & Dunkirk 80th anniversary

03/06/2020   |   Lawrence Northall

Ramsgate Harbour played an important role in Operation Dynamo both as an assembly point for Dunkirk Little Ships & a disembarkation point for 80,000 troops. Two of these vessels are moored there today & many others return for Dunkirk anniversary celebrations.

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London’s Lightermen at D-DAY invasion of Normandy

03/06/2020   |   Gustav Milne

The role Thames lighters & lightermen played in preparing for, delivering & supporting the Normandy landings.

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