Let's make history

Ice age island

La Cotte de St Brelade is more than a dramatic part of Jersey’s coastline. It’s a time capsule holding 250,000 years of stories. But it’s under threat from storms and rising sea-levels.

What’s left for future generations depends entirely on our actions today. Watch our new film about this ancient site to find out more.

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La Cotte has the potential to surprise us with incredible new stories. It’s a big and exciting project and we need your help!


Mighty mammoths →

For years we have believed that woolly mammoths were herded over the cliffs at Ouaisné to fall their deaths and provide food for Neanderthal Man. But that theory, developed forty years ago, is being re-examined by the Ice Age Jersey archaeologists using new technology.


Engraved Plaquettes →

Dr Chantal Conneller of Newcastle University, take a closer look at the engraved schist plaquettes – said to be the earliest art in the British Isles - recovered from Les Varines and the analysis that has done using scientific methods to explore the production of designs, and use and deposition of the stones


Island Neanderthals →

Talk by Dr Matt Pope. A focus on Jersey’s record, why it is so exceptional and thinking about future discoveries and what we are still to learn about the Island’s deep Ice Age past.