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Monday, November 2, 2015
Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site
A dig in Jersey has yielded a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts from the end of the last Ice Age, including stone pieces criss-crossed by carved lines.
They are similar to engravings found from the same period in continental Europe, but are the first of their kind in the British Isles.
Archaeologists are in the early stages of analysing the finds, but estimate them to be at least 14,000 years old.
This places the camp among the earliest in northern Europe after the freeze.
It would also mean that the markings pre-date theearliest known art in the UK, which was found carved into stone walls and bones at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire in 2003.