Early Humans in the English Channel Region: La Cotte de St Brelade, Boxgrove & other La Mancheland sites

Joint CAS lecture
Dr Matt Pope (UCL)
An artistic illustration of prehistoric people.


The English Channel region provides an important record of human adaptation to the northern latitudes that spans a period in excess of half a million years.  It’s a record which complements that of Doggerland but is much less well researched.  In this talk Dr Matt Pope will draw on the result of recent research in the Channel island, the northern French coast and Southern England to frame the early prehistory of ‘La Mancheland’. From the 26km-wide preserved palaeolandscape of Boxgrove to the Neanderthal mega-site of La Cotte de St Brelade, early humans responses to climate and environmental change and access to landscape and raw material sources will be explored and scope for future research presented.

Zoom link HERE   Meeting ID: 347 290 9085  Passcode: 485221