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The latest news from the Society, affiliates and those working in Kent and with Kentish heritage.



Trustee Chris Blair-Myers receives the inaugural Britannia Award

Sat, 11 Sep 2023

Congratulations to Trustee Chris Blair-Myers for recognition of his extraordinary voluntary service to Roman archaeology in Britain. Read



New gallery opening next year at Maidstone Museum

Tue, 7 Nov 2023

The Society is providing expertise and support towards establishing the Lives in Our Landscape (LiOL) gallery due to launch at Maidstone Museum in Summer 2024. Read



Romney Marsh Research Trust archive available on Society website

Sun, 29 Oct 2023

The archive of monographs, irregulars and documents of the Romney Marsh Research Trust (RMRT) are now available on the Society website. Read



Maritime Kent: Replica cog boat The Nicholas

Fri, 29 Sep 2023

Dave Batchelor and Paul Damon of the Sandwich Medieval Trust gives an update on a fascinating project to build a replica of a medieval ship. Read





The Archbishop's Palace, Otford

Recorded Tue, 21st February 2023

Charles Shee discusses the history and archaeology at the Archbishop's Palace in Otford and what the future plans are. Watch




Magazine feature: Hollingbourne Zero Station

Fri, 27 Jan 2023

In June of this year, an important surviving World War 2 site was scheduled by Historic England after a successful application made by the KDRG (Entry list number 1479310). Read



Magazine feature: KDRG visit to Dover

Fri, 27 Jan 2023

A visit to National Trust’s White Cliffs site at Dover to tour their Fan Bay and Wanstone Second World War gun battery sites in September 2022. Read




Magazine feature: Something at the end of the garden

Fri, 27 Jan 2023

An article by Victory Strong on Stan Martin's secret underground Second World War radio listening post in a basement in Northfleet, Kent. Read




Magazine feature: The Tudor Gravesend blockhouse restabilised

Fri, 27 Jan 2023

Thanks to Gravesham Borough Council, crucial re-stabilisation of the nationally important remains was completed in July 2022. Read



Purchase of the Ozengell Anglo-Saxon collection

Tue, 18 Oct 2022

The Society is excited to announce the acquisition of the Ozengell Anglo-Saxon Collection; a unique legacy from the 7th century. Read



The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Thu, 08 Sep 2022

The Society is truly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Read



KHDG update: Capel Battery Project

Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Chris Harman of the Capel Battery Preservation Group provides an update on a project to restore the remnants of the structures at Capel, on the north of the Weald. Read



Acquisition of gold garnet pendant cross

Mon, 21 Jun 2021

The Society has taken the opportunity to obtain another significant piece found at Elham by detectorist David Haigh and reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Read



Launch of new archaeological feature mapping

Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Chris Blair-Myers of the KAS fieldwork committee demonstrates a new interactive mapping system for the Society's archaeological data. Explore




University of Kent training dig grant

Tue, 19 Jan 2021

Dr Steve Willis of the University of Kent provides an update on a fieldwork grant awarded in 2019 to enable students from the university to attend a training dig in Lincolnshire. Read



Free student membership

Mon, 30 Nov 2020

The KAS are allowing any student aged 18+ to join the Society for free in 2021. Read




KAS features in Channel 4's The Great British Dig

Sun, 21 Jun 2020

The Society has featured in Channel 4's The Great British Dig, available to watch now on-demand at 4OD. Read




Upcoming books and prize winners

Fri, 27 Jun 2020

The Society would like to congratulate the winner of the 2019 Thirsk Prize and highlight a number of upcoming publications resulting from sponsored events and partnerships. Read



Message from the President Elect

Sun, 17 May 2020

Kerry Brown, appointed President Elect of the Kent Archaeology Society in May 2020, talks about what the Society means to the county of Kent and his vision for the KAS in the future. Watch



Coronavirus COVID-19 update

Tue, 17 Mar 2020

An update to Society members on the suspension of in-person activities in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 lockdowns. Read




Lees Court Project: Bexley YAC with Fred Birkbeck

Tue, 10 Sep 2019

On Saturday 7th September Bexley Young Archaeologist's Club took part in the KAS excavations at Lees Court Estate. Read




Lees Court Project: Start of 2019 project season

Sun, 28 Jul 2019

You are cordially invited to take part in the 2019 season excavations at Lees Court Estate. Read




The literary history of Kent

Tue, 02 Jul 2019

A talk delivered by Kerry Brown at the Kent Archaeological Society Annual General Meeting at the University of Kent, May 18th 2019. Read




Interview with Lady Sondes and Lees Court Estate Manager Elizabeth Roberts

Mon, 04 Feb 2019

The Hon. Secretary of the KAS interviews Lady Sondes and her estate manager, Elizabeth Roberts to get the estate's perspective of the KAS archaeological excavations at Lees Court Estate. Listen



Lees Court Estate post-excavation interview

Mon, 04 Feb 2019

Archaeologists Steve Willis, Keith Parfitt and Richard Taylor discuss the initial findings from the May 2018 excavation of the ring ditch in Stringman's Field on Lees Court Estate. Listen