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Merseyside’s oldest skeleton gets a facelift

18 March 2016 by Liz

Leasowe Man

‘Leasowe Man’ as reconstructed by Facelab from his skull

We’re delighted to have a brand new computer-generated 3D model of the face of Merseyside’s oldest skeleton on display in the Timeline in the History Detectives gallery. Read more…

Another report from the trenches at Leasowe

11 October 2007 by Sam

Yesterday Liz Stewart gave an update on the community dig at Leasowe. Here’s a follow up report from Frances McIntosh, the finds liaison officer for the region’s Portable Antiquities Scheme, who is based at National Museums Liverpool, when she’s not digging up trenches

“We’re into our third week now and have so far only had two days of rain, pretty lucky for the North West!! We’ve had 2 open days with hundreds of people coming to see what we’ve been up and to and find out more about the history of the lighthouse and its surrounding areas. Read more…

Community dig at Leasowe Lighthouse

10 October 2007 by Liz

excavated area of brick floor

Over the last couple of weeks our Field Archaeology Unit has been working on a community dig at Leasowe on the Wirral. We are now half way through and are finding the remains of some buildings which once stood next to the lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1763. A late eighteenth or nineteenth century stable and coach-house is shown in some early photographs and on old plans but the excavation has revealed more detail about how it was built and used at different times in the past. Read more…

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