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Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast

Posted By: diggingdeeper

Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast - 22nd Apr 2020 10:36pm

Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast by David Griffiths, Robert A, Philpott and Geoff Egan is now available open source, loads of fascinating information. https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/meols_sal_2007/downloads.cfm

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Meols, on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula (north-west England), is one of Britain’s richest
and most fascinating archaeological landscapes. As a low sandy promontory known as Dove Point
was gradually destroyed by the sea during the 19th century, the remains of ancient settlement sites
were exposed along the foreshore and in the sand-dunes near the water’s edge. Thousands of artefacts
from the prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval periods were picked up from the
eroding coastline.
A devoted group of Victorian collectors saved much of the material for posterity, and left many
records and observations, including descriptions of ancient burials and buildings. These have been
augmented by further discoveries in the 20th century. This monograph presents the first modern
and comprehensive study of Meols, together with a catalogue of the surviving material.
Posted By: Greenwood

Re: Meols, the Archaeology of the North Wirral Coast - 23rd Apr 2020 8:13pm

Brilliant! Bookmarked it. Thanks for the heads-up!
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