Conflict Archaeology adds a fresh perspective when examining the past. It contributes by examining the influences and effects of military activity within the landscape. There is a huge array of information available to researchers of military history. Evidence abounds from sources such as National archives to witness testimony. Field evidence is often overlooked.
Our work intends to add to our understanding of events by interpreting what survives on the ground. In effect, evidence in the landscape is regarded as another archival source. The short period of time in archaeological terms and the large set of tools available such Geographic Information Systems and other resources such as aerial photography makes it possible to re-map and re-assess aspects of the battlefield.
We currently survey in the European Theatre of Operations as it was known in the Second World War, primarily in France. Our empirical research methods have been developed using a multidisciplinary approach, Geographic, Archaeological and Historical; and since being non-invasive respects those who fought in the past.