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Last dig season for Ice Age site in Jersey

Last dig season for Ice Age site in Jersey Credit: ITV Channel TV

Archaeologists are wrapping up excavations at a site in Jersey after 9 years.

Les Varines in St Saviour was a camp for hunter-gatherers towards the end of the ice age.

The team hope that next year they will be able to move on to the ancient La Cotte de St Brelade cavern but currently, more funding is needed to restart excavation work there.

One of the project leaders told ITV News the archaeology found off Les Varines was very impressive.

There was evidence of small hearths and fireplaces, and pieces of engraved schist spread around them. These fragments could have been engraved while people told stories around the fires, and then broken.

– Dr Beccy Scott, one of the project leaders