Marles Chert is named after the area in Lancashire where it was first recorded many years ago. It is characterised by its glassy appearance and tiny sub-rectangular voids that occur in places.
Every now and then a lucky member of the public finds a lead based object that can still tell us its whole story. Our featured find, a lead and lead alloy suspended weight, is one such find.
Here you can keep up to date with news from the team at Lancashire. Find out about what our volunteers are working on and learn about interesting finds from the county.