Beyond the Battlefields: Archaeological approaches to and heritage perspectives on modern conflict

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Abstract

From a wider disciplinary perspective, modern conflict archaeology is now a thoroughly established and mature sub-discipline and need no longer seek to explain itself. However, a main problem faced by conflict archaeologists in the Netherlands is that modern eras, including both World Wars, have not received serious attention. Although both World Wars appeal strongly to the popular imagination, modern conflict had not been approached from an archaeological perspective to any great extent in Dutch academia until recently. Laws and legislation on the topic are rather problematic in the Netherlands. When applied and interpreted appropriately, archaeology can play an important role in the preservation, the contemporary experience and the historical reconstruction of recent conflicts. However, research methods other than excavations will be needed to be able to conduct conflict archaeology in the Netherlands properly.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication statusIn preparation - 2021

Keywords

  • Conflict archaeology
  • LiDAR
  • Landscape Biography
  • landscape archaeology
  • First World War
  • Second World War

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