.In 2011 Wirral Archaeology took part in a very enjoyable archaeological project at Caer Alyn hill fort North Wales .Our role was to teach the students how to use geophysics equipment. They used our Bartington grad 601 magnetometer producing some very good results. Students came from far and near, some even sleeping in the roundhouse in this picture .We will be returning to Caer Alyn this summer to complete our survey .
Roman road Wirral
This is a section of the Roman road system in Wirral ,some sections are clear and have been used by people from all periods.Other sections have been ploughed out ,but with modern technology such as lidar you can still produce results . Field walking is another good medium for locating lost roads ,as is metal detecting. Our proven method is small keyhole sections every so often ,we only trial trench after doing a geophyhisical survey first . TH
Here some members are discusing the sandstone rock that Holt castle was built on. The members of the Holt research group are a very active and positive group of people .We at Wirral Archaeology have a very good working relationship with the Holt group and we always enjoy working with them.
small selection of finds from our battle of brunanburh project
In 2010/11 Wirral Archaeology put on a display of finds from three fields in Wirral, where we are investigating the Battle of Brunanburh . We choose Wirral History & Heritage Open days for our first public showing of the finds so far .We took along finds from all periods from prehistoric through to World war II. We had four members from Wirral Archaeology manning the stall but were still overwhelmed by interest shown by the public in our finds.
This is the very rare coin of Nerva found by John Emmett of Wirral Archaeology . The team were investigating a possible Roman Road Chester to Meols Wirral . We had used our geophysics equipment to track the roads alignment and it appeared to go near a private garden at Mollington. The owner gave us permission to investigate his garden. In a flower bed we found this coin .John did not take a great deal of notice at first as a Roman coin is what you would expect to find around Chester. At a meeting at the Mollington Backford history group that evening the coin was produced. My colleague Peter France realised the massive importance of this coin . It is only one of thirteen found in the world .Vannesa Oakden at Liverpool Portable Antiquities said it is exiting to find such a rare coin in Cheshire. Further investigations are taking place as I write by one of Britains leading experts .
A LITTLE HELP IS REQUIRED LOOKING FOR A LOST ANCIENT STONE IN STORETON WIRRAL