Dr. de Jersey was born in Guernsey, and studied Geography at Hertford College, University of Oxford. After
graduating he stayed on at Oxford University to study for a doctorate on the late Iron Age in north-west France. He is currently the States of Guernsey Archaeologist.
Archaeology by definition is concerned with ‘old things’, and with the past – but we are always making new discoveries that force us to think again about our understanding and interpretation of what happened in the past.
This fascinating course will describe some of the latest archaeological work that has taken place in Guernsey and elsewhere in the Channel Islands, and examine how this is changing our perception of the
people who lived in these islands before us.
The six sessions will be organised along the following themes:
i) introduction – sea-level change and early prehistory;
ii) later prehistory;
iii) the Romans, and the ‘Dark Ages’;
iv) the medieval period;
v) Bodies of evidence – focusing particularly on skeletal remains;
vi) what next? Where would we like to dig next, and what would we like to find?
6 sessions on Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 9.00pm at Les Cotils, sarting on 9th October.
Archaeology in Guernsey
Starting Date:Wednesday 9 October September
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm
Location: Les Cotils
Half Term Break: 30th October