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We will be excavating a Late Palaeolithic (Magdalenian) site dating to around 14-15,000 years ago. It represents the archaeology of some of the first people moving back into northwest Europe after the last glacial maximum from refugia in southwest France. This is a site we have been digging since 2010, and in the last couple of years we have located primary context archaeology: pits, hearths, animal bone, stone tools and art objects. We will aim to finish our excavations here this summer. This is a joint project between UCL, Manchester, Trinity St Davids, St Andrews and the British Museum. In total c15 students will be attending in each 2 week slot as well as post-graduate students from a number of institutions. We will be camping (or have dormitories in classrooms) probably at a school in St Helier – final details to be confirmed. We have 2x two week slots, each with places for four students. Note: while we provide food and accommodation you will have to pay for your flight out (usually c£150).

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