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The Canterbury Hinterland Project

Principal Investigator

Dr Lacey Wallace (University of Cambridge)



Dr Alex Mullen (University of Nottingham) 


Senior Scientists

Mr Chris Blair-Myers (Independent Researcher)

Dr Paul Johnson (Trent and Peak Archaeology, University of Nottingham)

Dr Lieven Verdonck (Ghent University)


Fieldwork and research team

Mr Ashley Chhibber (University of Cambridge)

Ms Gabriella Jeakins

Mr Michael Loy (University of Cambridge)

Ms Alex Mirošević-Sorgo

Mr Sean O’Connor

Mr Rob Stroud


Project Overview

We are identifying and investigating sites of probable Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, and Saxon date in the hinterland of Canterbury in order to understand the relationships between Canterbury and its local landscape, and the connections with the Continent and the rest of Britain. We are using non-intrusive geophysical techniques, working with local communities and avocational archaeologists, and undertaking a new investigation of the aerial photography of Kent.




Support received to date

All Souls College, University of Oxford (funding)

Association for Roman Archaeology (funding)

Bartington Instruments (equipment)

Canterbury Historical and Archaeological Society (funding)

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (funding and equipment)

Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science, University of Cambridge (equipment)

Geomatics Group (LiDAR data)

The Haverfield Bequest (funding)

Kent Archaeological Society (funding)

Kent County Council (equipment)

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge (funding)

Roman Research Trust (funding)

School of Archaeology, University of Oxford (funding)

Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton (equipment)