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DID THE ROMANS LAND NEAR EBBSFLEET?

The last IOTAS talk of the year takes place on Monday 26th November at Crampton Tower Yard, High Street, Broadstairs CT10 2AB. Andrew Mayfield, KCC Community Archaeologist will be summing up three-year project to look for evidence at Ebbsfleet, Thanet … Continue reading

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IOTAS 2018 COURSE – CANCELLATION

We are very sorry to say that we have had to cancel the remaining three lectures of this year’s course due to the illness of our Lecturer, John Grigsby.  This means that the last lecture, due on 12 November, has … Continue reading

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*********FREE TALK AT IOTAS – DON’T MISS IT!!***********

  THE STORY OF DUTCH GABLED HOUSES: comparing Kent with East Anglia and further afield. IOTAS member Gordon Taylor, probably the country’s leading expert on Dutch gables, will deliver his illustrated lecture which he gave at Norwich University to the … Continue reading

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LOCAL FOLLOWERS – BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR SALE!

IOTAS has a wide selection of Current Archaeology, World Archaeology and Ancient Egypt magazines for sale, as well as a number of books on Archaeology which may interest you. If you are interested, please message us via this page or … Continue reading

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Lidar Map of England

A new link has been added to our links page, a Lidar map of England. Lidar is one of the newest scanning techniques used by archaeologists. An article from the Guardian helps to explain why Lidar is such a useful tool.

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New Link Added – England’s Places

One of the most well-known collections in the Historic England Archive, the Architectural Red Box Collection, has now been scanned and made available online. The collection consists of over 600,000 photographic prints taken of cities, towns and villages around England, … Continue reading

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Interested in taking part in some practical archaeology?

Several IOTAS members took part in a dig in October 2016 to find the site of a Camp from the first Roman invasion of Britain.  Andrew Mayfield, Community Archaeology Liaison Officer for Kent was leading this dig, which followed some … Continue reading

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Can You Help Us?

IOTAS has been investigating Holmes Park, on the Chessboard Estate in Broadstairs. This park was named after George Augustus Holmes, who gave the land to Broadstairs and St. Peter’s UDC in 1944 in his will. We are interested in finding … Continue reading

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Latest News

If you join IOTAS you can take part in activities such as finds processing and geophysing, as well as enjoying all the talks and visits to places of interest.  To join, visit the Membership Page and follow the link to … Continue reading

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Calling all volunteers who worked on the St Peters Anglo-Saxon cemetery

An excavation of the St Peter’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery was carried out from 1969 – 1971 under the direction of Cecil Hogarth, assisted by pupils from Chatham House and Clarendon House grammar schools. We would like to invite volunteers who took … Continue reading

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