Lecture – March 31 2023

Nathalie Cohen

Archaeology on the Border: National Trust excavations at Smallhythe in Kent

The lecture will be on March 31 at 7.00pm
in the Fenner Brockway Room, Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL.

Nathalie is the National Trust Regional Archaeologist for Greater London, Kent, East and West Sussex. She has worked on a number of different archaeological projects including the Monuments at Risk Survey in the East Midlands, the Grimes London Archive Project and the Thames Archaeological Survey, and overseas at sites in Israel, the Czech Republic and Romania. She worked at Museum of London Archaeology Service for over 15 years; as the Archivist for the unit, as a field archaeologist on excavations, and as a specialist in community engagement, inter-tidal zone archaeology and built heritage, on sites across Greater London, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Somerset, Devon and Surrey. Furthermore, she led the Thames Discovery Programme (community archaeology on London’s foreshore) for ten years. She was the Cathedral Archaeologist at Southwark Cathedral for eight years and the Cathedral Archaeologist at Canterbury Cathedral for five years.

Nathalie has provided the following abstract of her lecture.

During two seasons of excavation at Smallhythe Place in 2021-2, a team of archaeologists has been uncovering the evidence for medieval royal shipbuilding documented at the site,  previously investigated by Time Team and Archaeology South-East. This talk will present the interim results of the National Trust’s discoveries, which span a time period of over 2000 years of activity along the Kent / Sussex border.

A report on the Smallhythe excavations may be found by clicking here.

As is the case for all lectures, this one is free of charge for EMAS members, while non-members are asked to pay a fee of £3 in cash at the lecture.

We would be grateful if you could send an email to secretary@emasarchaeology.org to let us know that you are planning to attend. We hope to see you there.