The original purpose of this blog was to upload articles from our journal Kent Archaeological Review. It has been decided that this is no longer a possibility and the blog will now become the focus of news, upcoming events and articles of interest within the world of archaeology and history. We have kept some of the articles and you can still obtain copies of our journal the Kent Archaeological Review by visiting our sites The Crofton Roman Villa, Orpington and The Roman Painted House, Dover.

The Kent Archaeological Review was a 3-times-a-year journal, which dealt with current archaeological activity in Kent at the time of writing and publication. 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.

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

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