Some undiscovered Neanderthal remains from the last ice age are being unearthed. Neanderthal remains, thought to be hidden under the sea, are being investigated by British researchers.
A team of archaeologists from the University of UCL conducted research in May, when the tides were low.
Archaeologists conducted their research miles away from the island of Jersey. Dr. Matthew Pope leads the archaeologist team. To do their research, the team camped in an 8th-century stone tower near the island of Jersey.
The team looked for stone artifacts left behind by the Neanderthal society on the seabed, which created by the tides.
The reason the studies were carried out at low tide was so that the Neanderthal people could walk in the sea, which became shallow during these periods. In addition, some animals have used this route. Therefore, the researchers thought that they would find remains here.
The team did research on the English Channel. The English Channel separated the island country from Europe. Neanderthals lived in northern Europe 40,000 years ago and earlier. During this period, there were several ice ages. There were ice floes and the ocean water was lower. The English Channel was dry.
With their studies, researchers can reveal how the English Channel looked in the past. The island of Jersey would be a rocky plateau in this study. In the area, there were grasses and bushes. This made it
easy to navigate around the area.
What is the research team’s theory?
The research team created a theory. There is a complex structure around the island of Jersey. The team thinks that Neanderthal humans developed their hunting and navigational abilities in this region. It is also not clear that this area whether used for hunting in a definitive way. Most likely, the remains were swallowed by the sea.
The research team is struggling to explore around the island of Jersey. The reason is that it is a rocky land. But the Violet Bank of the English Channel gets shallow at some times of the day. During these times, the team continued their work to find something.
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