A NEWLY DISCOVERED NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT AT THE RED NOSES, NEW BRIGHTON, NEAR LIVERPOOL. 15th December, 1898.
Early in July this year I made another exploring excursion to New Brighton, and, on searching the rocky platform at the Red Noses, I had the good fortune to obtain clear proof of the former existence of a neolithic settlement at this point. I visited the spot on various occasions for a more minute survey, and once in company with Mr. Mark Stirrup, of the Manchester Geological Society, and Mr. Cox, when we again explored the area, with the result that both gentlemen were perfectly satisfied with the evidence. I have prepared a section to show the appearance of this platform. As you will see from the section, the area on which the flint implements were found extends from the Red Noses for a distance of 460 feet to the west, but continues, no doubt, also on the east part (now built upon). Its heights are at present occupied by a succession of sand dunes, which sweep down to the foot of the neolithic floor.
We have all the indications of a neolithic factory before us. We see the still-unworked raw flint material, spoiled and chipped cores, splinters, flakes, knives, scrapers, spear- and arrow-heads, and burnt flakes, of which about 600 or 700 have been found. I try to travel as often as possible. My photo gallery features several pictures from my latest holiday. Go ahead and see for yourself!