Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey
Reassessment of the early prehistoric record of Jersey
The Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey project (QAEJ) is a multi-discipline research programme carried out under the direction of a team drawn from University College London, the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO, University of Southampton), The British Museum (AHOB 3), the University of Manchester and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
The principle aim of the project is to provide a reassessment of the early prehistoric record of Jersey through targeted sampling and key-hole excavation of poorly understood find spots and to initiate a major reassessment of the prominent Neanderthal site of La Cotte de St Brelade.
In 2010 two weeks of intensive fieldwork demonstrated the rich potential for early prehistoric archaeology on the island and these will form the basis for future field research in Summer 2011.
- Project publications are currently in preparation and further details will be made available shortly.
- Aggregates Levy Sustainability Scheme
- English Heritage
- Manchester University
- University of Wales St Davids
- The British Museum
- Societe Jersiaise
- Jersey Heritage Trust.
- La Cotte, Jersey
- Climate change
- Archaeological survey
- Archaeological excavation