A TEAM of archaeologists is due to arrive in Jersey next month to examine artefacts discovered on the Island’s north coast.
They hope that revisiting material excavated from the small Neanderthal cave site at La Cotte à la Chèvre – near Grosnez – will reveal more about the part this ancient site played during Jersey’s Ice Age.
The group, which will be led by Dr Josie Mills, is not only in the Island to catalogue the important items, but will also be providing a free talk and ‘geowalk’ linked to their work.
Dr Mills has studied Palaeolithic sites in Jersey since 2010 and was part of the Ice Age Island project, which aimed to promote and explore Jersey’s history through research and excavation.
As part of that project, she carried out a review of the La Cotte à la Chèvre collection in 2014 and determined that without further curation, information related to the artefacts could be lost.
The free geowalk takes place on Sunday 16 April at 11am, starting at Grosnez Castle.
It has been organised by the Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark project and will be led by Dr Mills, along with geopark guide Nicky Mansell. Anyone interested in joining can book their place online via Eventbrite.
The free public talk about the La Cotte à la Chèvre collection is scheduled to take place at Jersey Heritage’s Sir Francis Cook Gallery on Thursday 4 May at 7pm. There is no need to reserve a space.