A new road is to be built on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent during 2010-11. The road will be 6.5 km long and will cross one of the richest archaeological areas in Britain.

Before construction begins archaeologists will excavate the whole length of the route. This will be the largest excavation in Britain in 2010, covering approximately 40 hectares.

The archaeological work is being done by the Oxford Wessex Archaeology joint venture on behalf of  VolkerFitzpatrick Hochtief who are building the new road for Kent County Council.

Visit the Archaeology of the East Kent Access Road website to follow the excavations and to find out how you can join in.