We explore the rich multi-period remains exposed on the island’s all too rapidly eroding shoreline, and on the lower reaches of the Blackwater and Colne. Our community groups are recording a range of exposed features, including prehistoric trackways, red-hills from the salt-making industry and Saxon fish traps.

Upcoming Events

CITiZAN archaeologists are hosting events up and down the country. Check out our upcoming events.

Searching Mersea discussion with Colchester Recalled History Group

A talk presenting and discussing Searching Mersea, an oral histories project which mapped memories and stories onto Mersea Island, as a tool of locating and understanding foreshore...

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  • 16/01/2020
  • 7 p.m.

Turn The Tide: CITiZAN 4th Annual Conference

Save the date! The 4th annual CITiZAN conference takes place in the Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, University College London (UCL) on Saturday 22nd February 2020, 9:30 - 17:00. ...

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  • 22/02/2020
  • 9:30 a.m.

Latest Blogs

Find out what the team, our partners and volunteers have been up to in your area in our blogs

Pirates of Druridge Bay

This blog is about Druridge Bay in Northumberland, which stretches for about seven miles of flat, sandy beaches between the villages of Low Hauxley in the North to Cresswell in the...

  • By Angus Stephenson
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  • 26/11/2019

So you go on holiday to get away from it all......

In which a CITiZAN archaeologist goes on holiday and bumps into Scotland's intertidal archaeologists SHARP out on fieldwork........

  • By Lara Band
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  • 29/08/2019

Searching for Subtidal Archaeology

Phoebe Ronn writes on how volunteering with CITiZAN and the Thames Discovery Programme led her to take a degree in archaeology at the University of York and focus on lost landscape...

  • By Phoebe Ronn
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  • 31/07/2019

Our Resources

Take a look at this useful set of resources for intrepid foreshore explorers and surveyors.