Posts tagged with 'finds'
6 June 2019 by Liz
When you think of archaeology what comes to mind? People digging holes? Delicate brushing of soil from objects? Time Team? Indiana Jones?!
Archaeologists explore the past through material culture – the things people made, built and used. Those things are often excavated, but can also be standing remains of buildings. After an excavation is completed there is a fascinating process of work to undertake back indoors to understand the site and its objects and make sense of the evidence. In June there are opportunities for you to get involved in some workshops to capture information about finds, and label them with their museum reference numbers.
Working with the archaeology team at the Museum of Liverpool volunteers (aged 18 or over) are invited to explore the finds excavated last years at the site of courtyard housing at Oakes Street. Read more…
26 February 2019 by Vanessa
While all objects in museum collections are highly valued for the information they tell us about our shared past and culture, just a few are also officially classed as ‘Treasure’! While this is a romantic term, it’s also a closely defined group of objects made from precious metals, or prehistoric metal objects. Read more…
22 March 2018 by Liz
In the current television series, Civilisations, David Olusoga has explored the idea that art and creativity are always on the frontline when cultures meet. Olusoga observed that through history encounters between different peoples have been be for many reasons, and have resulted in peaceful exchange or violent clashes. Read more…
15 October 2015 by Jeff
The Museum of Liverpool archaeologists have been analysing finds from our excavations at Calderstones Park, which ran in spring, in partnership with the Reader Organisation. During this finds work I have noticed some interesting parallels between the clay tobacco pipes found there and at the Manchester Dock, the site under the Museum of Liverpool. Read more…
7 September 2015 by Liz
Mark Adams, Archaeological Project Officer, tells us about one of his latest, and favourite, finds:
18 February 2015 by Liz
Today we have a guest blog from Ron Cowell, Curator of Prehistoric Archaeology, Museum of Liverpool:
“The latest exhibition at the Atkinson Museum, Southport features finds from Museum of Liverpool’s regional archaeology collection. Between Land and Sea- 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast opened on Friday 13 February displaying finds from Lunt Meadows. Read more…
12 February 2015 by Liz
Today we have a guest blog from Vanessa Oakden, Finds Liaison Officer for Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
In our new Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) display at the Museum of Liverpool you can now see some disclaimed treasure items which have been kindly lent by their finders. These finds have a romantic Valentine’s Day theme. Read more…