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.

A brief look at the Archaeology of Lifesaving in the North

15/12/2016   |   Megan Clement

Lifesaving in the North was at the forefront when it came to developing it and the archaeology is still present on the coasts today. The blog looks at the first purpose built lifeboat station, the first lifeboat service, the first purpose built lifeboat and the first volunteer life brigade for shore to sea rescue.

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The scourge of the seas: A WW1 German U-boat

06/12/2016   |   Oliver Hutchinson

The CITiZAN team have been working to record certain sites around the coast using photogrammetry to create 3D models. These models can then be explored and investigated with sub-centimetre accuracy safely out of reach of the tides. Photogrammetry has proven useful as part of CITIZAN's rapid recording methodology and we expect to cover a wider range of sites and features next year.

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Canvey Island: Thames Delta

02/12/2016   |   Lara Band

A blog exploring Canvey Island, often overlooked but archaeologically and historically interesting - and well worth a visit.

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The south west: the coast with the most

14/10/2016   |   Alex B and Lauren T

The south west team hosted the annual CITiZAN Turn the Tide conference on the SS Great Britain in Bristol on Saturday 8th October. Find out about the day and see some wonderful pictures.

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Turn the Tide 2016: A virtual visit to the second CITiZAN conference

10/10/2016   |   Lara Band

We've Storified our conference so you can visit - or revist - virtually!

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