Archaeologists revisit Jersey's Neanderthal site.

Archaeologists explore Jersey’s Ice Age history with a collection of artefacts from a Neanderthal site.

The objects were found in a small cave called La Cote la Chevre, near Grosnez on the north coast.

According to the website, experts say Neanderthals lived and hunted in Jersey 250,000 years ago.

The group catalogs items that include approximately 16,000 stone tools, animal bones and sediment samples.

The archaeologists will be working in Jersey for three weeks with Olga Finch of Jersey Heritage Archaeology.

Most of the artefacts have been stored in bags or boxes since they were excavated in the early 20th century and 1960s, Jersey Heritage said.

The team is led by Dr Josie Mills, who has studied Palaeolithic sites in Jersey since 2010.

Dr Mills said: “La Cotte à la Chèvre is an important site for understanding the past Jersey Ice Age.

“By repackaging and extracting the artifacts, we hope to reveal more about how the Neanderthals used this site and how it compares to the larger and more famous La Côte de Saint Brelade in Ouaisné.

“I’m very happy to be back in Jersey after a long absence due to the pandemic.”

People will have the opportunity to learn more about La Cote à la Chevre during a free guided walk around the area led by Dr. Mills on April 16 and a free talk at the Sir Francis Cooke Gallery on May 4.

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