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Archaeology fieldwork

archaeologists excavating a plot of land

Excavation in Rainford

Our Archaeology team at the Museum of Liverpool undertake fieldwork research including excavation, building recording, survey, and watching briefs. These activities are completed as contracted commercial archaeology in advance of development or as community archaeology projects.  

Recent fieldwork research has investigated sites across Merseyside including a nationally important Mesolithic settlement site at Lunt Meadows, post medieval ceramics production sites in Rainford, and a multi-period site at Hilary Breck, Wallasey. 

Finds and archaeological archives from fieldwork research are accessioned into the Regional Archaeology collection at the Museum of Liverpool collection or other relevant local collections.

Results of our fieldwork are published through journals, monographs, or books. 

Researcher using trap for the sampling of inverterbrates

Using traps to sample invertebrates on the Dundreggan estate.

Entomology fieldwork

Our Entomology team together with associates and volunteers runs a biodiversity advisory service to inform species conservation and general site management locally, nationally and internationally and to help people enjoy the natural environment.

In the last ten years more than 40 technical reports and publications have been commissioned and more than 100,000 specimens have been identified - including new species to science, Britain and our region.

Sampling inverterbrates

Sampling invertebrates at Astley Moss

Examples of commissioned projects for 2010 and 2011 include:

  • Surveys for biological diversity on the Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston: Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) (with Trees for Life).

  • The invertebrate biodiversity and conservation value of Astley Moss SSSI, a recently restored Lancashire mossland (with Lancashire Wildlife Trust)


Further information

For further information on any of these research projects, please contact research@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk