Calderstones archaeological project aims to dig up evidence of prehistoric scousers
Calderstones park is hosting an archaeological dig to uncover Liverpool’s buried history and possibly the remnants of the prehistoric scousers.
The south Liverpool park is playing host to a series of heritage activities until May 8 as part of the Connect Calderstones project by The Reader Organisation.
Two of the three trenches which have been dug are near the historic mansion house and have been placed there as they are the most likely to uncover historic evidence.
The third trench is further away closer to the actual neolithic Calderstones. The hope is that this trench will date back closer to the stone age and prehistoric era.
Richard MacDonald, from The Reader Organisation, said: “As the park has never been built on there could be anything under our feet. We may even find evidence of the first humans to live in this area - relics of the earliest scousers!”
After just three days of the dig, which is open to the public, and a foot of top soil there is evidence of life from 50-100 years ago as well as the unearthing of pottery which is 200 years old.
Richard said: “This is hands on for locals who love getting involved in their history.”
There are no professional archaeologists at the dig and it is the first time Calderstones has been accessible to the public for an excavation such as this.
Richard said: “Diggers are from the local community and volunteers, without these the dig would not be possible.”
Through ‘The Big Dig Blog’ at caldies.big.org.uk up to the minute information about the dig can be found as it happens.
Richard said: “The Calderstones are of national importance and this dig is an exciting opportunity for people in the local area to get involved in a community dig and support The Reader’s plans for the future.”
More info on following link....
Note; The Calderstones are elsewhere and not near this amateur dig.
Posted by moss
30th April 2015ce