The European Route of Megalithic Culture

We are very pleased to announce that the Société Jersiaise has been accepted for membership to the Council of Europe's Route of Megalithic Culture. Jersey is now part of a network of countries with a common heritage of dolmen culture, and we can now benefit from shared information and research. The other member countries are England, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain and The Netherlands.
The Société has formed a working group of four members to achieve set targets in improving how our megalithic heritage is presented and accessed. They are: Rosalind Le Quesne, Assistant Archaeologist for the Société Jersiaise, Marc Yates, Archaeology Section member and founder of History Alive!, Olga Finch, Curator of Archaeology for Jersey Heritage, and Rod McLaughlin, Cultural Development Officer for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture. Our targets include raising the international profile of Jersey’s megalithic culture, finding new ways to interpret the prehistoric landscape, better connections between our heritage and tourism industries, an improved online presence and updates to the existing signage and gallery display of dolmen finds at La Hougue Bie museum.
We hope that our membership to the European Route of Megalithic Culture will spark a renewed enthusiasm for Jersey’s wonderful dolmen sites by locals and visitors alike.
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