Free

12,000 years of coastal change in Essex - A free CITiZAN lecture

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Mersea Island School

Kingsland Road

West Mersea

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

The coastline of Mersea Island has been subject to a host of forces, both natural and manmade, that have shaped the way we recognize it today. As the Mersea muds shift and change, we are presented with a view to an ancient past, a paleogeography evidenced by the bedrocks, clays and archaeology that has recently been discovered by the CITiZAN project. In addition to millennia of natural process, the development of sea defences and the human management of the coastline have also played a part in revealing some fascinating archaeological discoveries, and will surely play a part in revealing many more in the future. Join us for a free lecture exploring the past, present and future of the Essex coastline and the potential for future archaeological discovery.

19:00 - Arrival and wine reception

19:15 - Oliver Hutchinson - Welcome and introduction to the CITiZAN project

19:30 - Mark Dixon - 12,000 years of coastal change in Essex

20:15 - Question and answer session with Mark and the CITiZAN team

21:00 - Close

This free evening lecture is brought to you by the Coastal and InterTidal Zone Archaeological Network. For the past 18 months CITiZAN have been working with local volunteers to record the wealth of archaeology being revealed on the foreshore around Mersea Island. The project is always keen for new volunteers to join us on our journey of discovery, for more details on how to be a part of the work on Mersea island and beyond please visit our website at www.citizan.org.uk

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Mersea Island School

Kingsland Road

West Mersea

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved