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Kent
Archaeological
Society

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.

 

Lees Court News

A partnership project between the Society, the Lees Court Estate 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 4

    Members aplenty at the Badlesmere Bottom dig today, the word has escaped that we have some interesting archaeology to be investigated.

    The increase in numbers meant that we could devote our attentions to trench 3 and leave trenches 1 and 2 for now. This trench was positioned along a group of three linear anomalies and the northern edge of a circular anomaly based on the results of the geophysical survey (see the annotated results below)

  • Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 3

    Day 3 on site and time to start digging in earnest (in very compact clay in actual fact!), The first 'slot' of the season was opened on a very innocuous looking linear in trench 1. The first couple of spades produced some Iron Age potter which puts a whole different perspective on the trench. Any thoughts of a quick clean-up, record and shut-down were quickly put to one side.

  • Badlesmere Bottom 2019 - Day 2

    Much progress made by the KAS Project Team at Lees Court today.

  • 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.

  • Lees Court Estate Documentation and Information Pack

News

Kent Archaeology Society
KAS Newsletter

The next issue of the KAS Newsletter will be published in December 2019. The copy deadline for articles is 1 November 2019. Please continue to forward articles or notices to newsletter@kentarchaeology.org.uk

 

All the best

Richard (Editor)

Kent Archaeology Society
Monumental Brass Society, Walthamstow Event

Monumental Brass Society presents in association with the Rector and Churchwardens of St. Mary the Virgin, Church, Walthamstow and the Walthamstow Historical Society

Kent Archaeology Society
Lees Court Excavation - Bexley YAC with Fred Birkbeck

Lees Court Excavation - Bexley YAC with Fred Birkbeck

 

On Saturday 7th September Bexley YAC took part in the KAS excavation at Lees Court. Our aim (apart from excavation) was to fulfil some of our BAJR passport skills, with Fred’s help, especially the geophis and surveying.

Kent Archaeology Society
The Lees Court Estate Project 2019 Season

The Lees Court Estate Project 2019 Season

 

You are cordially invited to come and take part in the 2019 Season excavation on the Lees Court Estate.

 

We now have a fixed diary of events for the 2019 season on the Lees Court Estate.

 

Kent Archaeology Society
The Literary History of Kent

Talk at the Kent Archaeological Society Annual General Meeting, University of Kent. May 18th 2019.

By Kerry Brown

Upcoming Events

Date Title
Thursday 19 Sep 19 The Law in Action
Saturday 21 Sep 19 Revisiting Sources and Themes in Parish Histories conference
Monday 23 Sep 19 Britain 1870 - 1914
Tuesday 24 Sep 19 Michael Nightingale Memorial 8th Annual Lecture
Thursday 26 Sep 19 Recreating the sounds of Roman Egypt through experimental archaeology
Friday 27 Sep 19 Maritime Archaeology
Saturday 28 Sep 19 LUCIT IN TENEBRIS VERITAS
Monday 30 Sep 19 Britain 1870 - 1914
Monday 07 Oct 19 Britain 1870 - 1914
Wednesday 09 Oct 19 Maidstone on Film