Kent Archaeological Review – Introduction

The Kent Archaeological Review is a 3-times-a-year journal dealing with current archaeological activity in Kent. It contained reports on discoveries, excavations, the work of archaeological groups, news items, details of meetings and conferences, various features and articles, letters and illustrations.

Essential reading for all libraries, societies and individuals with an interest in Kentish archaeology, it was first published in April 1965. The journal was published under our sister charity the Council for Kentish Archaeology, which ran from 1964 to 2018. It was reluctantly agreed by the Committee that the CKA was to dissolve after 54 years of running conferences, events, publishing the work of it’s sister charity the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit and promoting the work of other archaeological groups throughout Kent.

Copies of early and recent issues of the Kent Archaeological Review can be purchased from our public archaeological sites the Crofton Roman Villa, Orpington and the Roman Painted House, Dover!

The Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit will continue to run as an excavation group with the aim to continue the promotion and publication of archaeology in Kent.

This blog will contain a mix of articles from the Kent Archaeological Review magazine, updates of the current activities of the KARU and the work of other archaeology groups in Kent.

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