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A new sculpture on the podium at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel “Mammoth”  by Daniel Entwistle with La Cotte in the distance.

La Cotte, St Brelade

La Cotte, St Brelade

La Cotte

La Cotte

La Cotte

La Cotte

” The Palaeolithic site of La Cotte de St. Brelade stands as the principle cornerstone in our understanding of the Middle Palaeolithic of northern Europe. The locality represents a true mega-site, both in terms of its size and its archaeological richness, having produced in excess of a quarter of a million recorded finds. The site also holds an unparalleled, unbroken record of human activity and palaeoenvironmental presence/absence in northern Europe spanning in excess of 250,000 years. These factors combine to make the record at la Cotte the most comprehensive database of Neanderthal behavioural development through Achuelean, Early Middle Palaeolithic and Mousterian phases.”      The Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey (QAEJ)

At Home with the Neanderthals: Excavations at La Cotte – Dr Matt Pope

View out from La Cotte

View out from La Cotte

Sources and further information:

JEP article on sculpture – http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2013/01/07/return-of-the-mammoth-to-its-prehistoric-home/

Tony Bellows pictures on recent excavation – http://tonymusings.blogspot.com/2012/04/la-cotte-de-st-brelade.html

Jersey Heritage Trust PDf on La Cotte – http://www.jerseyheritage.org/media/Heritage%20Mag/la%20cotte.pdf

Clip showing sea level rise in the English Channel – http://www.pevensey-bay.co.uk/pevensey-levels.html

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