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.

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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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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