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.
A partnership project between the Society, the Lees Court Estate Trust 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.
Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 2
Much progress made by the KAS Project Team at Lees Court today.
The containers and office arrived on the Woods Court site newly stocked and refurbished (with some heavy duty security after last year's break-in). Members and council members alike were involved with the setting up of the marquee, organisation of the stock container and preparation of the administrative material, all ready for members to pop down and get cracking straight away.
Three trenches have been stripped back revealing mixed archaeological results but with many possibilities matching anomalies from the geophysical survey results. All members are welcome to come down, join in or just learn more.
Particularly interesting were the results of trench 3 which show some exciting potentially prehistoric features
The digging will start in earnest on day 3. Watch this space for further news.
Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 1
Logistics day at Lees Court Estate for the first day of the Badlesmere Bottom excavations.
Members of the Folkstone Research and Archaeology Group, the Shorne Woods Archaeological Group and the Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group were out today helping Richard and I to set up for the two week 'warm up' dig in advance of Keith's hoard dig.
The weather was mixed to say the least but after a tour of the Stringman's Field excavation (last year's university of Kent dig) which has been transformed due to some hard work in the spring, we went about setting out the containers and office and staking out the trenches over our geophysics targets. Two out of the three initial trenches have now been stripped of their top and sub soils and are revealing some quite promising features.
Early stages but things are looking good for plenty of work over the next two weeks. More volunteers needed!
Lees Court Estate Documentation and Information Pack
Great news - we have added a new feature to our Kent Archaeological Reports. You can now use an interactive map to find reports in an area and even sort by Phase. You are still able to look at the full reports in a list format as well, however the sorting facility allows you more freedom to find the reports you are interested in for example, Anglo-Saxon etc.
You can find this new feature via the publications drop-down or click on the link below to go there now:-