The project

The Lyminge Archaeological Project is an ambitious programme of village-core archaeology. It is directed by Dr Gabor Thomas of the University of Reading, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

The project is based at the University of Reading but also involves professional archaeologists, student trainees, volunteers from local archaeological societies and local residents from Lyminge and neighbouring communities. Excavations are taking place on Tayne Field each summer until 2014. The current phase of the project is delivered in collaboration with project partners Kent Archaeological Society, and through professional links with Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

The Lyminge Archaeological Project is a colaborator in the Royal Residences Network along with partner projects at the University of Durham and the University of Aberdeen.

Location of Lyminge.
Location of Lyminge.
The project was recognised by being highly commended in the 2012 British Archaeology Awards’ category of “Best Project”.