Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jersey site that was last Neanderthal home studied

An ice age site said to be one of the last known places Neanderthals lived is being studied to assess storm damage. 

More Neanderthal artefacts have been found at La Cotte de St Brelade than in the rest of the British Isles [Credit: BBC] 

La Cotte in St Brelade, Jersey, was hit by south-westerly storms including winds of up to 100mph in February. A British archaeological team commissioned by the Societe Jersiaise will examine the storm damage. 

Dr Matt Pope, from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, said it needed to consider the best solution for long-term preservation.

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