The archaeology of medieval and early modern battlefields in Flanders

Glenn Foard, Tracey Partida

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The first pre-modern battlefield survey in Flanders was a pilot study at Oudenaarde in 2007. Three projects followed, between 2011 and 2013, funded by the Flemish Heritage Agency: an assessment of battlefields for inclusion on the Archaeological Inventory; a survey of Oudenaarde battlefield (1708); and an assessment of Lafelt battlefield (1747). This article reviews these projects in a wider context to reveal the current state of pre-modern battlefield archaeology in Flanders. It discusses the chronology, type and scale of battlefields, the character of the evidence, the methodology for its investigation, and threats to the sites and their conservation management needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-36
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Conflict Archaeology
Issue number1
Early online date13 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018


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