Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front [NOOK Book]

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Modern research methods - archaeological, historical, forensic - have transformed our view of the past. This is especially true of the history of the Great War. In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail, many of the remarkable projects that have been undertaken. They show how archaeology can be used to reveal the position of trenches, dugouts and other battlefield ...
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Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front

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Overview

Modern research methods - archaeological, historical, forensic - have transformed our view of the past. This is especially true of the history of the Great War. In this, the first comprehensive survey of this exciting new field, Andrew Robertshaw and David Kenyon introduce the reader to the techniques that are employed and record, in vivid detail, many of the remarkable projects that have been undertaken. They show how archaeology can be used to reveal the position of trenches, dugouts and other battlefield features and to rediscover what life on the Western Front was really like. And they show how individual soldiers are themselves part of the story, for forensic investigation of the war dead is now so highly developed that individuals can be identified and their fate discovered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783033690
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • Publication date: 6/19/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 466,968
  • File size: 6 MB

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Andrew Robertshaw, David Keyon are both experts in the field of archaeology and the Western Front, as well as being great co-writers.
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