News release

From CAHO Southampton

06 June 2011

Upcoming fieldwork on the island of Jersey

Les Varines

Preparations are in full swing for a new season of Palaeolithic fieldwork on the island of Jersey. The Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey (QAEJ) project, which includes several members of CAHO and CAHO alumni, will be back on the island this July. Together with undergraduate students from the universities of Southampton, Manchester and UCL, the QAEJ team will undertake new investigations at several find spots on the island. The main focus of this year’s fieldwork campaign will be on the late Upper Palaeolithic (Federmesser) site of Les Varines and the prominent Neanderthal site of La Cotte de St Brelade.

The project aims to come to a more complete understanding of the early prehistoric record of Jersey and does this through a multi-disciplinary approach which includes new fieldwork, geophysical surveys, marine surveys, isotope analyses and archival reassessments.

To find out more about the QAEJ project and CAHO’s involvement please visit the QAEJ website or you can follow the QAEJ team on Twitter.