Possible Mammoth Tooth Found

The Ice Age Team doing the archaeological dig at Les Varines this week unearthed after a possible mammoth tooth.

A GLIMPSE into Jersey’s Ice Age past has been unearthed after  what is though could be a mammoth tooth was found during an archaeological dig at Les Varines in St Saviour.

Dr Matt Pope, a sPrincipal Research Associate of the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London, said that further analysis of the tooth, pictured with UCL’s Letty Ingrey who made the find, would need to be carried out and the artefact would be lab-tested in the autumn.

He added that the find was unusual in that part of the Island as although mammoth remains have been uncovered in Jersey before, they have mainly been in St Brelade.

Over the past seven years teams of archaeologists led by Dr Pope have visited the Island in partnership with Jersey Heritage to investigate evidence of Jersey’s Ice Age.


Photo from the Jersey Evening Post.