Tour

Field trip: Lunt Meadows

site of archaeology excavation next to wetlands
Date:
30 Jul 2017
Time:
10.30am
Suitable for:
adults, and older children
Booking:
Free event, pre-booking is essential
Room:
Lunt Meadows in Sefton

Archaeological field trip to Lunt Meadows, Sefton

A chance to visit one of the most important early Stone Age sites in the country

As part of the Festival of Archaeology events this is a rare opportunity to experience an 8000 year old settlement once occupied by some of the first hunter-gatherer people that lived in the region after the last ice age. The site at Lunt Meadows is currently being excavated by Museum of Liverpool staff and the tour will allow the visitor an in-depth appreciation of the site, its setting and the archaeological methods being used to recover the evidence.

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire and North Merseyside manages the land in which the settlement sits and has returned the surrounding area to wetland, similar to the kind of landscape that first attracted these early hunter-gatherer people to this location, which makes an informative and evocative setting for the site.

Places are free but booking is essential as there are limited places on each site tour.

To book a free place and get for detailed directions to the meeting point and parking information please complete this booking form.

The settlement is a little over half a mile from the car park along a path but there is some rough ground and steps down to the site from the modern day surround, so you will need to be reasonably able and used to walking.

Suitable for older primary school children upwards.

More detailed instructions relating to the site’s location and background will be forwarded on receipt of an expression of interest.

This event is part of our Can you dig it? event series.

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