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Volunteers build replica of Neolithic Longhouse in Jersey using ancient tools and technology

Credit: Jersey Heritage

People in Jersey will be able to take a tour back in time and learn more about our Neolithic past.

It's part of a project by Jersey Heritage, which will see a group of islanders build a replica of a Neolithic Longhouse at La Hougue Bie.

A group of volunteers have been using traditional ancient tools and crafts to see the build come to life.

The project began in October last year and will take three years to complete.

Archaeologists don’t know a lot about daily life in the Neolithic period because hardly any evidence has survived. We know much more about death in the Neolithic period because we have found and excavated many great stone ritual monuments – like the passage grave here at La Hougue Bie. This unique project will help us learn more about the daily lives of our Neolithic ancestors and will help school children and visitors to see and feel what life was like nearly 6,000 years ago.

– Jersey Heritage

For more information visit the Jersey Heritage website here.