Ice Age Island Open Day 2018

ICE AGE ISLAND PROJECT 2018 with JERSEY HERITAGE

ICE AGE OPEN DAY 2018

Sunday 5th August 10am to 3pm.
FREE ENTRY; donations gratefully received.

The Ice Age Island team are in Jersey this summer from the 16th of July to the 8th of August, in collaboration with Jersey Heritage, to excavate the Upper Palaeolithic site at Les Varines that they have been working on since 2010.
2018 is set to be the last year of the excavation, so if you haven’t been before, now could be your last chance!

Over 10,000 flint tools have been found at this prehistoric hunter-gatherer site, as well as hearths, charred bones, and even a mammoth tooth!

FEATURING:
Talks from expert archaeologists
Pop-Up Museum
Art by Hautlieu School students
Face painting by Facepainters Ink
Food by Rustic Jersey
Bring along your own old stones or bones for expert analysis!
In collaboration with: Jersey Organic Yurts (J.O.Y.)

HOW TO GET THERE:
FREE shuttle bus running between La Hougue Bie Museum and the Archaeological Dig throughout the day from 11am.
Alternatively, please park at Jersey College for Girls and our Volunteer Guides will meet you there to show you the short walk down to the dig site.

Can’t make the open day? The dig will continue until the 8th of August, every day except Saturdays, with a free shuttle bus from La Hougue Bie Museum running at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. See the team excavating the site and discovering and processing their finds which will give us insight into our Ice Age Island 14,500 years ago.

For more information or any questions please call La Hougue Bie Museum at 01534 853823.

Want to volunteer for the open day or elsewhere at Jersey Heritage? Visit the link below. https://www.jerseyheritage.org/get-involved

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