Archaeologists Return To Jersey Cave

Experts are returning to t La Cotte à la Chèvre to reveal more of the island's ancient history.

The cave on the north coast is to play a huge part in telling historians more about how Jersey's ancient islanders lived in the Ice Age.

A team of archaeologists will arrive in the island next month to begin the project to repackage and catalogue material excavated from the small Neanderthal cave near Grosnez.

Dr Josie Mills says she is really excited to be back working in Jersey.

"The La Chèvre archive is very close to my heart as it is the first collection that I worked on as an archaeologist."

"During this project, my team and I will begin the process of reorganising and curating the stored artefacts and environmental samples from the cave."

The cave was originally found in 1881 by two islanders who were exploring the north coast's cliffs.

More than 200,000 artefacts have been found at the small site in the 1960s and mainly consisting of flint and stone artefacts.

It is theorised that La Cotte à la Chèvre could have acted as a hunting site 250,000 years ago.

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