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50 Finds From Manchester and Merseyside

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

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Author: Vanessa Oakden

Greater Manchester and Merseyside are built up, populous areas where the archaeology is often hidden under modern buildings and developments. Rural pockets of land and open spaces can be found where coins and objects lost in the past, brought back to the surface by the plough, are rediscovered by metal detectorists, field walkers, or simply by chance. These objects then make their way to the Portable Antiquities Scheme where they are recorded and plotted in order to help us understand more about our past.

The Roman fort at Mamucium that is built between two Roman roads, the ancient trading port of Meols, cottage industry at Rainford and the more recent industrial past all play a part in our shared heritage. Objects lost by those who lived and worked in the region add to our knowledge of this rich and diverse landscape. Neolithic polished stone axes, early medieval inscribed stones and medieval quern stones reveal local how people lived and worked. Metalwork from the Bronze Age to the post-medieval period unravels secrets of the economy, technology, trade and fashion. 50 finds from Manchester and Merseyside allows us to dip into our fascinating history using the objects lost by our ancestors as our guide.

Book ISBN 9781445658551

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2016

Height 235

Width 165

Illustrations 180

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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