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    The past 10 years has seen an immense growth in the popularity of what has been known as Battlefield Archaeology. The interest has been stimulated from a wider spectrum of archaeology, which dealt with the recovery of human remains upon the battlefields of Western Europe, and the forensic investigations carried out upon sites of war-crimes such as Bosnia etc. Further, the development of Conflict-Heritage (battlefield tours and museums), and Conflict Studies, these subjects have bonded with archaeology -bringing together a new accedemic subject: Conflict Archaeology.

    Today one can find many books upon the subject, of which a selection are list here:


    Images of conflict

    The Archaeology of 20th Century Conflict

    Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front: Amazon.co.uk: Andrew Robertshaw, David Kenyon: Books

    Digging up Plug Street

    Authors such as Andy Robertshaw, David Kenyon and Nicholas J Saunders have stimulated a wider growth in accademic research into what is now termed "Conflict Archaeology" with their involvment in various TV productions. But Tony Pollard is probably the most widely publicised and experienced accedemic on Conflict Archaeology, and heads up Glasgow's 'Centre for Battlefield Archaeology'. Tony Pollard also helped to discover the recent mass graves of Fromelles - which contain both British and Austrialian Commonwealth troops.
    As someone also pointed out, the journal for Conflict Archaeology can be found here and provides articles written by lesser known accedemics/experts from accross the world.


    Links for those in the UK

    For those who are interest in Conflict Archaeology, or metal detectorng in the UK -

    The Portable Antiquities Scheme - for all your detectoring consultation & advice needs.

    Birmingham Universities Archaeology subject list (probably one of the best Universities for post-grad research).

    Council For British Archaeology (even if your not from the UK - its a good read and features articles from all over).


    I will continue to update this as I go along.

    Tom.

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    Tom,

    Many thanks for the links i think we'll all find them very useful and informative

    regards

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks for the links, they'll be useful.

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