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    Jersey Was One of Final Homes for Neanderthals

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    After uncovering the remains of a home once inhabited by Neanderthals, archaeologists believe that cave men enjoyed their final days in Jersey.

    After uncovering the remains of a home once inhabited by Neanderthals, archaeologists believe that cave men enjoyed their final days in Jersey.

    They came upon the evidence while studying another British Isles site.

    Though they had knowledge that the Ice Age era deposits existed at one time, they believed anything of scientific value had been lost to other excavations long ago.

    To their surprise, the area was still able to yield the largest number of stone tools ever found in Northwest Europe.

    Using a dating process called optically stimulated luminescence - during which the last time objects and particles saw sunlight is determined - scientists confirmed that the artifacts likely belonged to one of the last groups of cavemen.

    One of the lead scientists of the study said, "In terms of the volume of sediment, archaeological richness and depth of time, there is nothing else like it known in the British Isles.”

    Next, the objects found will be examined alongside items taken from the site over the last 110 years.

    Already, the latest discovery has caused archaeologists to reconsider the dates assigned to previously examined materials.