CITiZAN appeal

Thousands of archaeological sites along England’s coast and tidal estuaries are being destroyed by extreme weather, rising sea levels and tidal scour. CITiZAN, the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network, is the first national community-led project to tackle the alarming threat to our heritage. The CITiZAN team train volunteers from across the country to record and analyse their local coastal archaeology. CITiZAN volunteers can then continue this important archaeological work in regional areas that may not be able to be recorded and monitored by professional archaeologists on a regular or long-term basis.

Whether you can offer time or money, please support the CITiZAN appeal and help to develop this nationally-important project.With over 70,000 sites at risk and 5,600 miles of coastline and another 500 miles of tidal estuaries, we would love to broaden the project so that more local communities can get involved in surveying their local heritage. 

We are delighted that we have previously received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, National Trust and The Crown Estate Marine Stewardship Fund

For more information about the project or to train as a CITiZAN please visit or to find out how you can back the project please contact

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  • CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

    CITiZAN is a nationwide community archaeology project that responds to the threat to archaeological sites on our coast and tidal estuaries from erosion.
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