CITiZAN Volunteers record archaeological features at Mersea Island Foreshore Coastal and intertidal archaeology

CITiZAN: Evacuating Mersea: 3000 Years of Community Life

Mersea Island School, Barfield Rd, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QX

Time: 19.30

Price: Free

Join us for an evening at Mersea Island school where our CITiZAN team will be discussing their findings in collaboration with University College London on an excavation on Mersea Island. Mersea has been home to communities for millennia. The evidence for its long-gone residents can be found all over the island in the remains of Prehistoric track ways and salt workings, Roman buildings, Saxon fish traps and Tudor forts. These visible remains illustrate the rich history of Mersea above ground, but recently archaeologists from CITiZAN and UCL worked with the incredible Mersea Island volunteer team moving away from the foreshore and towards the mainland.

With grant funding from the Society of Antiquaries, the team conducted a small scale excavation during the summer of 2019. We'd love to share the preliminary results, findings and interpretation of this fascinating dig with you.

Join us at Mersea Island School at 19.30 on Wednesday 13 November to discover how the story of Mersea continues to develop and what the future holds.

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