The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefields

Author(s): David R. Starbuck

Year: 2013


Forts and battlefields embody the conflicts between nations.  Victory or defeat in past wars has helped determine the shape of modern society.  This paper discusses some of the most dynamic and exciting archaeological projects ever conducted at sites of military conflict throughout the United States.  Using case studies from all of the major conflicts fought on American soil, this paper discusses how archaeologists use modern scientific techniques to discover the remains of forts, battlefields, and military encampments, and it details how archaeology has helped us to protect sites, accurately reconstruct forts and battlefields, and better understand the lives lived and lost at these points of conflict.

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The Archaeology of Forts and Battlefields. David R. Starbuck. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428672)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 159