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Bastions and Barbed Wire: Studies in the archaeology of conflict (2008)

by Tony Pollard, Iain Banks

Other authors: J. W. Brown (Contributor), Nicolas K. Grguric (Contributor), B. Hammett (Contributor), Stephan Harrison (Contributor), Gavin Hughes (Contributor)8 more, P. D. F. Kingston (Contributor), Adrian T. Myers (Contributor), David G. Passmore (Contributor), N. A. Roberts (Contributor), Xavier Rubio Campillo (Contributor), Alex Silberstein (Cover designer), James E. Snead (Contributor), Jonathan Trigg (Contributor)

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Various papers on the archaeology of conflict, including battlefield archaeology. The main focus of the volume is confinement, as expressed by a wide variety of contexts. Most obviously these include Nazi concentration camps, which are in need of credible archaeological attention (the editorial points out the dangers of the misappropriation of archaeological and scientific techniques by Holocaust deniers). Other forms of confinement are examined in papers focussing on the archaeology of island defences and siege sites, with the sieges of Leith from 1650 and of Fort William from 1646 both recently being subject to archaeological investigation. Other contributions include a study of shell holes and field defences from the battle of the Bulge (1944).… (more)
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Tony Pollardprimary authorall editionscalculated
Banks, Iainmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, J. W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grguric, Nicolas K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hammett, B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harrison, StephanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, GavinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kingston, P. D. F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Myers, Adrian T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Passmore, David G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, N. A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rubio Campillo, XavierContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silberstein, AlexCover designersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Snead, James E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Subjects under consideration in this volume range from Crimean war memorials, siege sites, through colonial architecture and experimental musket firings to Nazi concentration camps.
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Various papers on the archaeology of conflict, including battlefield archaeology. The main focus of the volume is confinement, as expressed by a wide variety of contexts. Most obviously these include Nazi concentration camps, which are in need of credible archaeological attention (the editorial points out the dangers of the misappropriation of archaeological and scientific techniques by Holocaust deniers). Other forms of confinement are examined in papers focussing on the archaeology of island defences and siege sites, with the sieges of Leith from 1650 and of Fort William from 1646 both recently being subject to archaeological investigation. Other contributions include a study of shell holes and field defences from the battle of the Bulge (1944).

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