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Kent
Archaeological
Society

Founded in 1857, the Kent Archaeological Society has following objectives:

To promote the study and publication of archaeology and history in all their branches, especially within the ancient County of Kent.

The Society’s interests are not confined to fieldwork. Its objectives cover archaeology and local history in the widest sense. They include historic buildings, genealogy, industrial archaeology and local history.

 

Lees Court News

A partnership project between the Society, the Lees Court Estate and the School of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent to investigate the history, buildings, place names and archaeology of the Lees Court Estate.
  • Wood's Court Field Week 1

    This is an update on the first few days on site and the preparation for the next few weeks excavation.

    During August all our equipment, containers, marquees, offices and toilets have been moved to Wood’s Court Field.  They have all had a good clean and are now ready for you.

    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have very much been taken up by getting the three trenches (T 2, T 3 and T 4) ready for excavation.

  • Stringmans Field Excavation - Days 4 & 5

    Days 4 & 5 were spent finishing off the initial excavations at Stringmans Field while investigating potential areas for further excavation next year.  Once again, volunteers from several archaeological groups worked tirelessly, excavating, cleaning, photographing and planning aspects of the Prehistoric monument.

     

     

  • Stringmans Excavation Episode 3 - Revenge of the Monument

     

    Stringmans Field Excavation - Background

     

    Following on from Fred Birkbeck's fantastic work at Badlesmere Bottom (top work Fred), attention has now turned to Woodcourt Field (with Keith Parfitt) and Stringmans Field (with Richard Taylor).  Keith will blog separately about the wonders of Woodcourt Field, so for now, here is an update regarding the current goings-on at Stringmans Field.

  • Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 12 FINAL DAY

    Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been following the posts on here, it is the first time the Society website has been used for these kind of updates. We would welcome any feedback, good or bad, just go to the contact section of the website and send a web form https://kentarchaeology.org.uk/about-us/contact-us. Remember to put the title 'Badlesmere Bottom' to be sure it will go to the correct person. Your feedback will be anonymised once it has been received and before it is sent on.

  • Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 11

    Penultimate day of the Badlesmere Bottom dig and all features are getting tidied, drawn and recorded. Some sterling work on the sections in trench 3 have revealed some interesting stratigraphy and some phasing of activity.

News

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Education Committee Activity 2019

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Newsletter

The next issue of the KAS Newsletter will be published in December 2019. The copy deadline for articles is 1 November 2019. Please continue to forward articles or notices to newsletter@kentarchaeology.org.uk

 

All the best

Richard (Editor)

Kent Archaeology Society
Monumental Brass Society, Walthamstow Event

Monumental Brass Society presents in association with the Rector and Churchwardens of St. Mary the Virgin, Church, Walthamstow and the Walthamstow Historical Society

Kent Archaeology Society
Lees Court Excavation - Bexley YAC with Fred Birkbeck

Lees Court Excavation - Bexley YAC with Fred Birkbeck

 

On Saturday 7th September Bexley YAC took part in the KAS excavation at Lees Court. Our aim (apart from excavation) was to fulfil some of our BAJR passport skills, with Fred’s help, especially the geophis and surveying.

Kent Archaeology Society
The Lees Court Estate Project 2019 Season

The Lees Court Estate Project 2019 Season

 

You are cordially invited to come and take part in the 2019 Season excavation on the Lees Court Estate.

 

We now have a fixed diary of events for the 2019 season on the Lees Court Estate.

 

Upcoming Events

Date Title
Thursday 21 Nov 19 A Country Child
Monday 25 Nov 19 Britain 1870 - 1914
Thursday 12 Dec 19 The Lower Lines, Brompton – Defence and Experimentation
Monday 13 Jan 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Thursday 16 Jan 20 Invention and imagination: re-interpreting the early masonry church uncovered in Lyminge during 2019
Monday 20 Jan 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 27 Jan 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 03 Feb 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 10 Feb 20 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 17 Feb 20 Britain 1870 - 1914