Excavating Mersea Island: 3000 years of community life

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Mersea Island School

Kingsland Road

West Mersea

Mersea

CO5 8QX

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What links to our prehistoric past lay beneath your feet on Mersea Island?

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Mersea has been been home to communities for millennia. The evidence for its long gone residents can be found all over the island in the remains of Prehistoric tracks and salt workings, Roman buildings, Saxon fish traps and Tudor forts. These visible remains illustrate the rich history of Mersea above ground, but recently CITiZAN and University College London (UCL) archaeologists have been looking away from the foreshore and towards the mainland.

With grant funding from the Society of Antiquaries, CITiZAN and UCL collaborated to conduct a small scale excavation on the island during the summer of 2019 and we'd like to share the preliminary results of this fascinating season of fieldwork with you. Join Professor Andrew Reynolds (UCL) and Oliver Hutchinson (CITiZAN) at Mersea Island school at 7:30pm to learn how the story of Mersea Island's past continues to develop.

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Mersea Island School

Kingsland Road

West Mersea

Mersea

CO5 8QX

United Kingdom

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