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.

Outreach at Blyth

16/09/2016   |   Angus Stephenson (Citizan volunteer)

A blog written by one of our volunteers, Angus, after he visited the outreach event at Blyth in Northumberland.

Read more +

Orford Ness: an amazing landscape with a rich and varied history - and an extremely dynamic coastline

09/09/2016   |   Lara Band

This year CITiZAN's South East team teamed up with the National Trust and Heritage Futures for two training events on the dramatically beautiful Orford Ness. We recorded features teetering on a shingle shelf, the remains of a WWI POW Camp and even squeezed in a tour of the Lighthouse. Read on for a brief history of Orford Ness and a summary of what we've been up to there.

Read more +

Three Submerged Forests

25/08/2016   |   Megan Clement and Lara Band

Submerged prehistoric landscapes can be found all along the English coastline, most of these are vulnerable to rising sea levels, severe storms and the erosion of the tide. They are one of the key types of sites CITiZAN are focusing on. This blog focuses on three such sites: Cleethorpes, Hightown and Pett Level.

Read more +

Getting into intertidal archaeology

02/08/2016   |   John Matthews (CITiZAN Volunteer)

John Matthews, one of Team North's most regular volunteers, discovered CITiZAN and inter-tidal archaeology on a sunny day in Cleethorpes in 2015 where he helped record a prehistoric trackway eroding out of the peat. This day on site rekindled his interest in archaeology and helped inspire a surprising passion for 20th-century coastal defences.

Read more +

The excavations of Tennyson Down - following one of CITiZAN's archaeologists

01/08/2016   |   Alex B

The initial survey results of the enclosure on Tennyson Down looked exciting, however we did not find all that we expected to!

Read more +