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.

Seaham: "Mad, bad and dangerous to know"

01/07/2019   |   Angus Stephenson

Our long-time volunteer Angus looks at the industrial history of Seaham in County Durham and an unlikely celebrity visitor.

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CITiZAN North Set Sail

14/05/2019   |   Chris Kolonko

Team North recently set course for the East coast to meet our volunteers and investigate the Humber and Lincolnshire regions. 2019 is set to be an eventful year as we bring Phase 2 of CITiZAN to Northern shores.

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CITiZAN wins HLF support to launch 6 new Discovery Programmes

09/01/2019   |   CITiZAN

CITiZAN wins support to launch 6 new Discovery Programmes, thanks to National Lottery players!

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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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