Nathalie Cohen

Head of Community Archaeology

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Nathalie is MOLA’s Head of Community Archaeology and leads the award-winning Thames Discovery Programme, which trains volunteers to record and monitor the dynamic archaeology of the inter-tidal zone.

Nathalie has over 20 years of experience in archaeology, working on projects including the Monuments at Risk Survey in the East Midlands, the Grimes London Archive Project and the Thames Archaeological Survey, and overseas at sites in Israel, the Czech Republic and Romania. Nathalie has previously worked for MOLA as an Archivist, Field Archaeologist and Built Heritage Specialist, on sites across Greater London, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Somerset, Devon and Surrey.

She has an MA in Maritime Archaeology and is an Honorary Research Associate at UCL. As well as her role at MOLA, Nathalie is the Cathedral Archaeologist for Southwark Cathedral and works part-time for the National Trust as the Regional Archaeologist for Kent and East Sussex. Nathalie regularly presents at academic conferences, local societies and at public events, and has published numerous articles and academic papers, including contributions to books and monographs.

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Meet the Community Archaeologists

The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.

Object handling session with a local community group