Archaeology is promoted in Jersey by the Société Jersiaise and by Jersey Heritage.Promotion in the Bailiwick of Guernsey being undertaken by La Société Guernesiaise, Guernsey Museums, the Alderney Society with World War II work also undertaken by Festung Guernsey.The Photographic Archive of the Société Jersiaise contains over 80,000 images dating from the mid-1840s to the present day and is the principal Jersey collection of nineteenth and early twentieth century photography.The Island of Jersey has rich history of photographic practice as a territory geographically and culturally positioned between Britain and France, two nations that were prominent in the development the medium of photography. Included in its founding objectives were the creation of a museum and library.Tests showed some fragments were cut while others were burnt, suggesting that murders had taken place and the victims' bodies had possibly been cremated in a fireplace.
Each country represented here has its own set of customs and national pride.
Mr Harper said: "We were pinning our hopes on the process of carbon dating.
"The latest information we're getting is that for the period we're looking at, it's not going to be possible to give us an exact time of death.
Photography arrived in Jersey on 9th May 1840 just nine months after it had been first publicized in the urban centres of England and France.
Able to practice in the Channel Islands without concern for the patents restricting the medium in the 1840s, amateur and professional photographers arrived from both sides of the English Channel.