La Cotte de St. Brelade profiled

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The BBC is running a nice article about the ongoing excavations on the island of Jersey at La Cotte de St. Brelade. “Neanderthal survival story revealed in Jersey caves”.

La Cotte's collapsed cave system contains intact ice age sediments spanning a quarter of a million years, revealing a detailed sequence of Neanderthal occupation and occasional abandonment, against a background of changing climate.
"The site is the most exceptional long-term record of Neanderthal behaviour in North West Europe," says Dr Matt Pope from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.

It’s a neat site and the Beeb are doing an episode of “Digging for Britain” about it this month.