Loading Up: Preparing for Ice Age Island

Right now across the UK our team are preparing to travel to the island of Jersey for the start of our first season of Ice Age Island.  It’s a busy and high pressured part of the project, making sure we have all the necessary equipment and material to carry out a month of fieldwork in a range of different locations on the island. Archaeology is all about digging into the unknown and so we need to be prepared to deal with any eventuality in order to recover, record and preserve this year’s finds. Forgetting even small items can be a real pain once the project is underway.

Tomorrow the core of our team will be arriving by boat and plane will be , and we’ll be heading straight for the Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre which will be our home for the first two weeks of the project. 

Setting up this blog in partnership with Jersey Heritage has been part of the preparations, the Blog will be updated by our team members throughout the month-long project and we’ll be introducing you to staff and students who will make the archaeology happen as well as reporting on our discoveries.

Follow our adventure into Jersey’s Ice Age past over the next month.



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