AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavation in Frodsham has unearthed Iron Age tools.

The dig, by the Habitats and Hillforts team, took place at Woodhouse Hill throughout the summer.

A Cheshire West and Chester council spokesperson said: “The aim was to provide information to help future management of the site which is owned by the Woodland Trust.

“The excavation served as a training opportunity for more than 40 local volunteers as well as students from Chester and Liverpool universities. All involved were trained in basic archaeological recording techniques under the supervision of professional archaeologists.”

Artefacts recovered from the site ranged from Neolithic flint tools thought to be more than 4,000 years old, to a glass bottle marked Ellison & Corker, Frodsham, from about 1900.

Habitats and Hillforts is a three year Heritage Lottery-funded conservation project to protect and improve six Iron Age hillforts and habitats on the Sandstone Ridge including tree planting, surveys, and improvements to footpaths and public access.

The next exploratory archaeological excavation will be carried out on Helsby Hill.

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