We are working with community groups in Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbours to survey and explore the abundant archaeological remains found on the shores of these historic waterfronts - among the most heavily defenced in the country.

Upcoming Events

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

Training with NAS: Prehistoric Intertidal and Submerged Landscapes

As we constantly hear about sea levels rising in the not-too-distant future, it’s important to understand how this has affected our ancient ancestors and how these changes have bee...

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  • 12/12/2020
  • 10 a.m.

Latest Blogs

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

African-Caribbean prisoners of war at Forton Prison 1796-1800

During the 18th century a military prison stood close to the shores of Forton Lake, a total creek in Gosport, Hampshire. During the 1790s the prison held hundreds of French Africa...

  • By Abigail Coppins
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  • 14/10/2020

CITiZAN's Young Foreshore Archaeologists

The CITiZAN team have inspired and supported young archaeologists in a variety of ways; here are some of the stories from some budding young archaeologists of the future. ...

  • By O. Hutchinson & S. Griffiths
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  • 15/07/2020

Incredible hulks and where to find them

Assemblages of abandoned ships, boats and barges lie all around our coastline and provide an incredible resource from which we can better understand our maritime past. One such as...

  • By Thérèse Kearns
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  • 19/06/2020

Our Resources

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