Geomarine were approached by Jersey Heritage to stabilise the cliff, build a protective sea-wall to the ravine, and to subsequently provide roped access assistance to a team of archeologists undertaking investigations down a forty five metre abseil.
The site was at risk from coastal erosion and many artifacts are thought to have been lost to the sea. The cliffs surrounding the site were prone to rock fall, making it impossible for archaeologists to work there safely, having been deemed unsafe in the 1980's. It was vital that work was undertaken to protect the area for future study.
This project utilized all our experience of working with tidal patterns, extreme weather, Sites of Special Interest and protected wildlife in situ all whilst working to a strict budget which funded by charitable donations and public funds and we were chosen because of our previous work with the National Trust, Societe Jersiaise and the Government of Jersey Environmental Department.
During the exploration, Archaeologists took away significant experience whilst working with the Geomarine Team, with work developed by our in-house Geology team to develop best practice with the archaeologists on excavation techniques being described as being “transformative engineering work” and potentially changing and challenging concepts of archaeological methods in the 21st Century.