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.

Fish Traps of the Blackwater Estuary

A 1 hour talk by Nathalie Cohen from the National Trust on these enigmatic archaeological sites, found off Mersea Island & throughout Essex....

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  • 10/12/2021
  • 7:30 p.m.

CITiZAN Conference: Connecting Coastal Heritage, Communities and Climate Change

This conference explores the opportunities and challenges of understanding climate change and the impact that this has on our coastal heritage and on the communities who live here,...

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  • 05/03/2022
  • 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

Changing Minds, Changing Coasts

Can local voices tell stories related to coastal and climate change to create local impact? With funding from the Natural Environment Research Council, CITiZAN has trialed a novel ...

  • By Oliver Hutchinson, Danielle Newman & Lawrence Northall
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  • 05/11/2021

How can we tackle climate change?

As the world focuses on Glasgow and the COP26 summit, CITiZAN examines five crucial ways that coastal and intertidal archaeology can play in helping to shape climate change action....

  • By CITiZAN
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  • 01/11/2021

CITiZAN Launches Reports & Research Outputs Map

CITiZAN launches a new map presenting digital research outputs browseable by location. These include reports, blogs, low tide trails & digital exhibitions. ...

  • By Lawrence Northall
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  • 27/04/2021

Our Resources

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