Medieval Battlefield Archaeology

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This article discusses the role that archaeology is increasingly taking in the study of battlefields and siege sites in Britain. It notes the interdisciplinary nature of the approach, integrating documentary with physical evidence, to understand both the events and their landscape context. Particular attention is given to the character of battle-related archaeology; techniques for its investigation, especially metal-detecting; and its potential to advance the understanding of warfare in general. To inform future work, key research objectives are identified and consideration is also given to the threats faced by the resource and the conservation management needs that must be met if the full archaeological potential of these sites is to be realized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain
EditorsChristopher Gerrard, Alejandra Gutierrez
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages401-417
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780198744719
ISBN (Print)9780198744719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Foard, G. (2018). Medieval Battlefield Archaeology. In C. Gerrard, & A. Gutierrez (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain (pp. 401-417). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198744719.013.19
Foard, Glenn. / Medieval Battlefield Archaeology. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. editor / Christopher Gerrard ; Alejandra Gutierrez. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 401-417
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