Scorched Earth: Studies in the Archaeology of Conflict

Iain Banks (Editor) Tony Pollard (Editor)


This volume draws together a series of new studies into various aspects of the archaeology of conflict. Part of the volume focuses on conflict in the twentienth century, with several papers dealing with the growing field of First World War archaeology, which is also the main theme of the extended editorial. Further contributions focus on a variety of subjects, including the use of historic maps in locating the remains of 16th century sieges, the impact of disease on a 17th century army and a discussion of the political context of cultural research heritage in Ireland with respect to battlefield heritage.

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Publish Date
December 25, 2007
6.79 X 0.94 X 9.47 inches | 1.58 pounds
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About the Author

Tony Pollard MA, Ph.D., MIFA, FSA Scot is Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at Glasgow University. Tony is convenor of the MLitt in Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology run through the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, the only postgraduate course of its type. He has carried out battlefield and conflict related archaeological projects in the UK, mainland Europe, Africa and South America. His interests range from 18th century warfare, particularly in relation to the Jacobite rebellions in Scotland, to the archaeology of the First World War, where he most recently directed a project to locate the mass graves of Australian and British troops at Fromelles in France on behalf of the Australian government. He has written widely for both popular and academic audiences.
Iain Banks MA, Ph.D., MIFA, FSA Scot is Director of Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division and Executive Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology. He has worked on battlefield projects across the UK, Europe and Africa, both as a geophysicist and excavator. He plays an active part in the teaching of the MLitt in Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology at the University of Glasgow. His main interests in Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology are the Prehistory and Anthropology of Warfare and Warfare in the Twentieth Century. He has written widely on these subjects and other aspects of archaeology.