Field Archaeology


On June 15, Hervé Duval-Gatignol attended the Europa 2024 Conference in Edinburgh at the Augustine United Church. The event was organised by The Prehistoric Society in honour of Professor Ian Ralston. He presented a paper titled “Inhabiting by the Sea: Armorica and the Western English Channel in the Late Iron Age,” aiming to present the results of a Collective Research Project co-directed with Philip de Jersey (States Archaeologist, States of Guernsey) and Anthony Lefort (Field Director, INRAP, France) since 2022, with contributions from numerous collaborators in both France and the Channel Islands. This overview of the research on the “maritory” of the western Channel sparked many discussions during the conference. A publication in a volume of the BAR series is therefore being considered alongside other speakers present on that day.

The Field Archaeologist has now returned from his paternity leave, and the summer will mainly be dedicated to archaeological excavations: one at La Hougue de Vinde, St. Brelade, in July, as part of the JICAS Summer School 2024, and the second at Mont Cochon, St. Helier, in August, marking the resumption of the Department’s annual excavation programs. Further information will follow shortly.