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Friday, July 22

New Finds

We know you are all hungry for more information so how about some new finds?

Well I've just added a new batch of 10 brand new discoveries. From Neolithic tools to school badges!

If you are a Chester resident you might be able to help us identify which school the badges are from? If they are from Chester at all!

I've also added photographs taken from last Saturdays National Archaeology Day.

Stay tuned for more information as it comes through!

Hopefully paint drying won't seem like a viable alternative anymore...

posted by Anthony at 16:22



Anonymous TimP said...

Fascinating stuff - thanks for the update. Have been checking back since NAD, and glad to see the pics up.

By the way, the link given for Roman Tours is dead; the new, much improved and far more extensive website is now here:



10:57 AM, July 24, 2005  
Anonymous TimP said...

The microlith is a great find; so is it safe to assume there has been activity on this site since the Middle Stone Age? Or could the microlith somehow have been imported to the site at a later date?

I have been expecting more Iron Age evidence following last year's pollen samples. It would be consistent with other hilltop / ridge sites in the area. Nearly every prominent hill in Cheshire has some remains of Iron Age settlement - Frodsham, Helsby, Woodhouses, Eddisbury, Beeston Castle, Maiden Castle etc.

Thanks again,


11:04 AM, July 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A very interesting and varied saelection of finds from all periods. Could we have an indication of where things are found in future - at least from which area? I hope those school badges weren't from what was hopefully a Roman context, for example!

I know there has been a lot of disturbance at the site over the years, but I thought you had got down to the level of identifiable stratigraphy by now.

10:06 PM, July 24, 2005  
Blogger InfoArch said...

Where the Finds Are...

Thank you for pointing out this snag--we will definately try to post where finds are found (including area of site and time period)from now on. Sorry for any confusion this has caused.

Tim-- it is probably safe to assume that there has been some Mesolithic activity on (or around) this site. However, we have not found conclusive evidence for settlement from that period, and of course (as you've mentioned) the microlith could be from somewhere else. We hope to find more soon!

10:13 AM, July 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks! Not confusion really, just keen interest. So where were the school badges found? I would guess Area C, within the school grounds - am I right? And were they found together, implying that they might have been lost together?

11:38 PM, July 27, 2005  
Blogger InfoArch said...

School Badges...

The school badges were found in an extension of Area B. They were not found together exactly; they were found by one of the metal detectorists working on site. However, it is interesting to speculate whether or not they were lost at the same time!

10:18 AM, July 28, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats happed to the webcam

5:21 PM, March 24, 2006  

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