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.

Hull's 'Endurance' Connection

31/03/2022   |   Hannah Thompson

The recent discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed vessel 'Endurance' has brought much attention regarding the loss of the ship in November 1915 after being engulfed by ice. Rediscovered in a near perfect state of preservation, this brings a sense of closure to this century old disaster. But what of the crew who abandoned her, and their connection to the port city of Hull?

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CITiZAN's Guide to Coastal Archaeology

10/03/2022   |   Danielle Newman

Introducing our Coastal Guide to Archaeology, your accessible guide to using our app and more as we move beyond the project.

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CITiZAN's Climate Change Pledge

05/03/2022   |   Oliver Hutchinson

To coincide with the final CITiZAN conference in Liverpool we're launching our teams' pledge towards a sustainable future as we move beyond the project.

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The scars of war

19/02/2022   |   Andy Sherman

Merseyside was one of the most heavily bombed areas of the country during the Second World War, with thousands of buildings damaged and destroyed. Most of this destruction was cleared away, damaged buildings reapaired and destroyed buildings replaced. But, if you look carefully at some structures around the city you can still see evidence of the aerial warfare waged against Liverpool.

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A lonely marker on the foreshore

17/12/2021   |   Andy Sherman

Scattered across the foreshore between Crosby and Hightown are miles of demolition rubble, often thought to have come entirely from the clearence of bomb damaged buildings in the centre of Liverpool after the bombing raids of the Second World War. This blog explores the full origins of the rubble and looks at one forlorn example in more detail

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