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Calls for full-time archaeologist
Archaeological dig
Planning laws will protect possible archaeological sites
Calls have been made for a dedicated archaeologist to protect and preserve Jersey's heritage.

It is thought the post should come under the responsibilities of the island's Planning Department.

It was suggested by Barry Cunliffe, a professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford.

Professor Cunliffe has been in Jersey to advise the island's Heritage Trust on the future development of its Historic Environment Database.

He claims the appointment would protect and preserve heritage in an era of development.

The suggestion comes as new planning laws are being introduced to bring the island up to UK standards in protecting development sites which may have archaeological potential.

Professor Cunliffe has done numerous excavations, field work and research projects on the island. He led digs from 1988 to 1990 at Le Catel de Rozel.




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Dig gets under way in island
14 Dec 03  |  Jersey


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