Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network

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Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, known by its abbreviation CITiZAN, is a community archaeology project working in areas of England's coastline documenting coastal and intertidal history before it is washed away by tidal forces.[1]

History[edit]

Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network was launched in 2015[2][3] and is a community archaeology project working the north, south east, and south west of England. The project's main host is the Museum of London Archaeology with project partners the Council for British Archaeology and the Nautical Archaeology Society. The project is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Trust, The Crown Estate, and Historic England.

The project is currently led by Gustav Milne,[4] an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. The team, as of October 2018, consisted of nine with all additional support to archaeology projects being provided by volunteers.[5][6]

In 2018 they won the Arts, Culture, and Heritage prize at the Charity Awards 2018 – the Civil Society Media's annual awards programme to recognise organisations for their commendable charitable work[4] and were granted further backing by the Heritage Lottery Fund beyond their initial three year funding cycle.[7]

In addition to archaeological digs arranged by CITiZAN,[8] the organisation arranges open days at historical locations to inform people of their work and methods in archaeology.[9]

In 2018 CITiZAN team members joined the Channel 4 program Britain at Low Tide for its second series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) - Discover Thanet's Coast - Thanet Council". Archived from the original on 13 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  2. ^ "CITiZAN triumphs - Current Archaeology (CA341)". Archived from the original on 2018-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Shores are 'final frontier' for archaeology project - BBC News p.7 August 2015". Archived from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b "New series of 'Britain at Low Tide' explores coastal and intertidal archaeology - ucl.ac.uk". Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  5. ^ "CITiZAN- Who we are". Archived from the original on 2018-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Rescue archaeology for the Facebook generation: Volunteers fight to preserve disappearing coastal heritage online - Culture 24 p.10 August 2015". Archived from the original on 2018-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Excavating the CA archive: River Thames - Current Archaeology (CA324)". Archived from the original on 2018-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ "West Mersea mammoth tusk found on beach - BBC News p.30 March 2017". Archived from the original on 2018-11-10. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Open day for public at historical Fort Cumberland - The News p.25 July 2018". Archived from the original on 2018-10-13. Retrieved 13 October 2018.