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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - United Kingdom - Ice Age Island, Jersey, Channel Islands - 2016

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
Start Date 2016-06-10
End Date 2016-08-06

Multiple Sessions 2
Multiple Session information

Field Season 1 (July 10 – July 23)
Field Season 2 (July 24th – August 6th)

Archaeology Field School Location

Jersey, Channel Islands

Archaeology Field School Tuition

1,450 (excl travel costs)

Archaeology Field School Room and Board


Archaeology Field School Travel

Archaeology Field School Description

Our project, Ice Age Island, is now in its 6th year and is run by a core group of archaeologists and geoarchaeologists, supported by grad students and post-docs. In 2016 we’ll be continuing excavations at Les Varines, a Magdalenian settlement site approximately 15,000 years old, is the main focus of our work in Jersey. To date, the site has yielded over 5,000 stone artefacts, preserved animal bone, paved areas and, most exceptionally, engraved stones which have recently gained international media coverage and was featured in BBC2’s Digging for Britain.

We have five placements available for the 2016 season. This means for the first time we can take students beyond our own universities with us as we investigate the exceptional site at Les Varines.

During our field-based programme, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of recognising, excavating and interpreting ice age archaeology and geology in the field and directly from team experts. There will also be opportunities to take part in site recording, landscape survey and our project finds lab. There will be a range of evening lectures from specialists on the project covering relevant topics as well as optional field trips/activities around the Island.

The Channel Island of Jersey is situated only 13 miles from the French Coast and is easily accessible from  the UK and Europe by air or ferry. Jersey is an English speaking island. It is a beautiful place to explore and enjoy, with stunning coastal landscapes and a fascinating history spanning everything from Neanderthal cave sites and Megalithic tombs through to Medieval fortifications and the remains of the World War II German Occupation..

The island’s position provides the perfect location to learn about the deep prehistory of both Britain and northern France as well as to investigate the record of climate, landscape and environmental change in the region.

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