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CBA Festival of Archaeology - Digital Week

The Council for British Archaeology have announced an amazing 9 days of digital events based around the theme of climate and the environment. 

Their traditional festival events will now be held between October 24th and November 1st. More details to follow.

CBA FoA 2020

Video - New President-Elect Kerry Brown

Following his recent appointment as President-Elect Kerry Brown introduces himself to members. In this video, Kerry talks about what the Kent Archaeological Society means to him, what its strengths are and his vision for the future of the Society.

Click here to view Kerry's biography


KAS coronavirus statement

With immediate effect all meetings, events, conferences and forums are cancelled.  This means that the forthcoming Annual General Meeting in May is cancelled as well as all meetings of Council and the Committees.  The Library and our facilities in Marsham Street are now shut and there will be no 2020 season on the Lees Court Estate. Archaeologia Cantiana and Newsletters will be produced as and when practicable.

Newsletter - Summer 2020

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 22 June 2020

In light of the current Covid-19 situation and its implications, the Newsletter Editor wishes to inform members that the Society will not publish a Summer edition and, instead, the next issue will be a bumper Winter issue. 


The deadline for submitting articles is now 1 November 2020.

KAS back on TV

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 21 June 2020

The pilot of The Great British Dig was repeated on June 20th and, due to it's popularity first time round, it was upgraded to the main channel 4 in the prestigious 8.00 Saturday night timeslot competing with live football and Alan Carr for the nation's attention



2019 Thirsk Prize

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

The latest Thirsk Prize for a Kent related MA Dissertation was awarded to Andrew Ratcliff for his work on Eccles Roman Villa. the title is available in the KAS Library when access is permitted again.

2013 Hasted Prize

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

Maureen Green was the winner of the 2013 Hasted Prize for a Kent related PhD  Her book, The Green Family of Papermakers and Hayle Mill,  was published by Legacy Press in 2018.

Maritime Kent

Submitted by Fred Birkbeck on 1 June 2020

The book on Maritime Kent arising from a KAS joint conference with Canterbury Christ Church University in 2018, will be published by Boydell and Brewer in 2021.