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Throughout most of the year the Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society holds informal Monday evening meetings at our headquarters behind Crampton Tower in Broadstairs High Street. Members, and others perhaps interested in joining, are welcome to drop in to discuss our current projects, research local history, examine recent finds, borrow a book from the library or just chat about what is happening in Thanet archaeology.

A local professional archaeologist is usually available to advise at these evening meetings, and at other times gives members informal training in relevant skills that will be useful in carrying out archaeological projects in Thanet.

Quex Archaeology gallery
Pottery on display in the new archaeology gallery at Quex Museum,
all displays selected and arranged by members of the Society in co-operation
with the Trust for Thanet Archaeology
       Photo Richard Lllewellyn-Jones

Resistivity survey
Resistivity survey near Drapers Mill, Margate May 2011

The Society organises regular lecture evenings, held either in the hall adjacent to our Society rooms, or at the Broadstairs campus of Canterbury Christ Church University, and visits to interesting archaeological sites are arranged for members and guests.

Pot-washing at the Trust

We help the Trust with post-excavation work, for example pot-washing, and sometimes assist on their local digs. Fundraising and social events also take place regularly.

Lunch at Fishbourne
Society members and friends lunch after a visit to Fishbourne Roman Villa

In the summer members like to get out and about for historical walks and organised visits.
St. Peter's Church - Society visit to Sandwich 2010         Photo Jan O'Hare

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