Ice Age Jersey project nominated for Best Research Project 2018

1 December 2017

Ice Age Jersey project which has been nominated for Best Research Project 2018 (Current Archaeology Awards)

The Ice Age Island project on Jersey has been nominated for Best Research Project of the year in Current Archaeology's Awards for 2018.

The Ice Age Island project began in 2009 as a small-scale field school for students at UCL and the Universities of Manchester and Southampton. It has since expanded into a wide-ranging and extremely collaborative initiative with multiple interwoven research strands exploring the later Palaeolithic to the Mesolithic periods of the island.

In addition to the lead researchers from the British Museum, UCL, Manchester and Southampton, York, St Andrews, and Wales Trinity Saint David’s, the project now involves experts from across the UK and France. It is a great example of collaborative, international and interdisciplinary research that puts students right at the heart of cutting edge research.

Working with Jersey Heritage, the project has brought the public into the heart of Palaeolithic fieldwork, with site tours running every day of the working week and an on-site pop-up museum, together with regular digital updates from the field.


The Current Archaeology Awards celebrate projects, publications and people who have made outstanding contributions to archaeology and are decided entirely by the public.

Voting closes on 5 February 2018 and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at the Current Archaeology Live! 2018 event, taking place on 23-24 February.

Good luck to all the nominees!

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