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Lunt Meadows

excavated field with lots of markers showing the location of past structures
Date:
6 Aug 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Booking:
Free exhibition, no booking required

This small exhibition highlights some of the finds made by Museum of Liverpool's archaeologists at Lunt Meadows, Sefton. This nationally-important site has revealed evidence for 8,000 year old Mesolithic houses, a very unusual discovery.

In the Mesolithic period (10,000-4,000 BC) people lived hunter-gatherer lifestyles, and finding settled 'homes' usually evades archaeologists who often find stone tools, and locate places where they made chert or flint tools by finding a mixture of tools and waste stone.

The houses discovered at Lunt remain as post-holes – darker areas of soil where wooden structures once stood. Archaeologists record these details to enable them to reconstruct what a site might have been like in the past