Channel Islands Archaeology Conference September 6th-9th 2018



6th - 9th of September 2018

Recent Archaeological Research in the Channel Islands and nearby France

Conference hosted by the Société Jersiaise - 6th-9th September 2018

All lectures to take place at the Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey


Thursday 6th September

Vin D’Honneur (Wine Reception)

A reception for delegates will be held at the Société Jersiaise’s headquarters building in St Helier, from 6.30-7.30pm.  It will include a short introduction to the archaeology of Jersey and its place in the Channel Region.


Day 1, Friday 7th September

Morning Session

Dr. John Renouf, Société Jersiaise: Ancient sea level changes in the Channel Islands and their vicinity.

Dr Andrew Shaw, University of Southampton: New discoveries in the La Cotte de St Brelade Palaeolithic collections

Dr Chantel Conneler, University of Manchester: Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic activity in the Channel Islands, with specific reference to Jersey

Dr Andrew Shaw: The Middle and Upper Palaeolithic deposits at Petit Portelet, St Martin

Afternoon Session

Dr Lesley McFadyen, Birkbeck College, University of London: Mesolithic and Neolithic occupation layers at Le Braye Sand Pit, Jersey

Nick Aubin, Société Jersiaise: A reassessment of the distribution and design of Neolithic passage graves in Jersey

Bob Tompkins, Société Jersiaise: Pursuing Puzzle Stones: Mapping prehistoric boundary stones in the intertidal zone of South-East Jersey

Dr Serge Cassen, University of Nantes: The Neolithic engravings at the Dehus dolmen in Guernsey, in the context of the iconographic programs of Northern France

Day 2, Saturday 8th September

Morning Session:

Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, University of Oxford: Sark: remoteness and connectivity

Dr Emma Durham, University of Reading: Prehistoric pottery from excavations on Sark

Robert Waterhouse, Société Jersiaise Archaeologist: Later prehistoric field systems & settlement patterns in Jersey

Dr Marie-Yvane Daire, University of Rennes: The Iron Age settlements of l’Ile de Hoëdic, Brittany


Afternoon Session:

Dr Philip de Jersey, States of Guernsey Archaeologist: New research into the Iron Age in the Channel Islands

Tanya Walls, States of Guernsey HER Officer: Gallo-Roman settlement evidence from Guernsey and Alderney

Robert Waterhouse, Société Jersiaise Archaeologist: Gallo-Roman settlement evidence in Jersey

Dr Jason Monaghan, Director of Guernsey Museums: The Late Roman small fort at the Nunnery, Alderney


Day 3, Sunday 9th September

Morning Session:

Dr Heather Sebire, Historic England: Meet the Ancestors re-visited: Two decades of excavation at Lihou Priory, Guernsey

Julien Deshayes, Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Histoire médiévale, University of Caen:  Centenae, conditae and vicariae of the Cotentin peninsula: Questioning the origin of these territorial divisions from late antiquity to the early ducal period.

Robert Waterhouse, Société Jersiaise Archaeologist: Romanesque churches of the 10th to 12th centuries in Jersey

Stéphanie Dervin, Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives, & Anne Bouquet-Lienard, University of Caen: The development of Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramics in Normandy

Afternoon Session:

Robert Waterhouse, Société Jersiaise Archaeologist: Excavations beneath the 13th to 17th century First Gate at Mont Orgueil Castle

Rosalind Le Quesne, Société Jersiaise Assistant Archaeologist: Osteological research into medieval and post-medieval cemetery populations in Jersey

Jane Aubin, Société Jersiaise: A field survey of Jersey’s post-medieval pigsties

Channel Islands Occupation Society: The interpretation and accurate reconstruction of German structures for public display


SJ Archaeology Conference Flyer.pdf


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