Annie Partridge spent a year on a Community Archaeologist Trainee Placement with Canterbury Archaeological Trust in 2012/13 and   worked a great deal on the ATU project. Her blog gives a fascinating insight into her time on the placement and a behind the scenes view of the day to day work that went on through the project. Follow the link to her blog. Beads, Boats and Flowerbeds  

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August 11th, 2012 The next two test pits get ticked off… The next two pits were less exciting than the others have been so far so I’ve grouped them into one post. Our first was done at the start of the week and was in an area where we were expecting nothing…and nothing is exactly what we got. Although there were some young residents of the garden who were fascinated none-the-less… Read more…

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Wednesday August 8th, 2012 Is it a wall? Is it a ditch?? No! It’s a……. The weekend was spent at our A Town Unearthed Anglo-Saxon re-enactment weekend with Regia Anglorum and we were also undertaking an archaeological investigation over a suspiciously corner-like feature on Jock’s Pitch (the field adjacent to the Villa site). If you ask any archaeologist about the field they say ‘Of course there’s something there! It’s right next to the Villa’ but up until last weekend nothing

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 The next property was a bit different again. We were fortunate to be in a garden which was mostly lawn and larger than the previous places we’d excavated. The owners were more than happy for us to dig as much as we pleased and so we began opening up pits. Read more (this link will take you to Annie’s blog website)

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 …And yet another unexpected discovery… This week we’ve braved the blazing sunshine and oppressive heat to continue with our third keyhole. We returned to the property we did the first keyhole in to excavate the foundations for a garden wall, but this time in the back garden. Work had been done here previously in 2011 so we knew there may be something of interest and indeed there was! As usual we start by preparing the site…

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Monday, July 19, 2012 A surprising find in an unlikely location Hello everyone. Sorry for the silence over the past week, I had a small accident with my laptop on my birthday (after too many cocktails) and broke the screen but we’re all fixed now! The last week has been a bit mad, despite the weather, with my A Town Unearthed test pits continuing and spending a couple of days getting eaten by mosquito’s at the Randell Manor excavation with Kent County

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