Archaeological Summary Films

A series of short films about what we've uncovered at the Waterloo battlefield.

Films so far

Our First Excavation (2015)

2015 summary
Professor Tony Pollard gives an overview of Waterloo Uncovered's first ever season of excavation at Hougoumont Farm, which took place in July 2015.
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Return to Hougoumont (2016)

Return to Hougoumont (2016)
Learn what archaeological discoveries we made upon our return to Hougoumont in 2016 for our second year of excavation, with Professor Tony Pollard.
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First Week at Hougoumont (2017)

First Week at Hougoumont (2017)
Listen to our Archaeological Directors summarise the first week of excavation of our 2017 season at Hougoumont.
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Excavating at Mont-Saint-Jean (2017)

Excavating at Mont-Saint-Jean (2017)
See what we discovered in 2017 when we opened a new trench across the road from the farm and former Allied field hospital of Mont-Saint-Jean in Belgium.
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Excavating the Killing Zone (2017)

Excavating the Killing Zone (2017)
Watch archaeologist Sam Wilson explain the work done by Waterloo Uncovered in July 2017 in the Killing Zone at Hougoumont Farm.
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Unearthing Structures at Hougoumont (2018)

2018 summary
Find out what we discovered when we unearthed the remains of a building (and bones) at Hougoumont, in a summary of our 2018 excavation.
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The Battle to Save Lives (2019)

The Battle to Save Lives (2019)
Learn all about what we discovered when we excavated at Mont-Saint-Jean, the main Allied field hospital during the Battle of Waterloo. This is the first film in a series covering our dig of 2019.
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The Human Cost (2019)

The Human Cost (2019)
Find out more about our amazing discoveries, including some of the only human remains found on the battlefield. This is the second film in a series covering our dig of 2019.
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Battle of the Buttons (2019)

Battle of the Buttons (2019)
In the latest in our series of short films, Professor Tony Pollard gives us a run down of last summer's activities, including searching for the lost remains of Frischermont Chateau and discovering a plethora of buttons at Hougoumont.
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An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)

An Archaeological Bombshell (2019)
Find out about this explosive discovery we made on the reverse slope of the battlefield. This is the third film in a series covering our dig of 2019.
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