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Jersey Archaeology – La Cotte de St Brelade


Jersey Post introduced a new stamp series entitled ‘Jersey Archaeology’ featuring archaeological sites, known as La Cotte de St Brelade.

With so much emphasis on the Island’s natural beauty, it is easy to bypass the fact that it is home to one of Europe’s most important archaeological sites, known as La Cotte de St Brelade. Serious excavations first began 100 years ago, in 1910, and Prince Charles, himself a student of archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University, joined in a dig at La Cotte in 1968.

The stamps feature various finds excavated from the site:-
– 39p – Human Teeth
– 45p – Woolly Rhinoceros Skull
– 55p – Woolly Mammoth Tusks & Tooth
– 60p – Flint Tools
– 80p – Giant Deer Antler

Title: Jersey Archaeology – La Cotte de St Brelade
Date of Issue: 12 October 2010
Country: Jersey
Denominations: 39p, 45p, 55p, 60p, 80p

Source: www.jerseypost.com

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