Our Publications

Project Review Volume 1

The first volume of our Project Review covers the four excavations we’ve run between 2015 and 2016. In magazine format, it reveals how veterans and archaeologists have been working side by side to unearth new information about the battle. It covers a range of other activities that have contributed to our knowledge of the site — including metal detecting, geophysics, and more — and tells the stories of those who have taken part in the digs.

This review represents the collective effort of an international team of highly motivated and enthusiastic people, engaged in the most rewarding archaeological project I have ever been part of – Professor Tony Pollard.

Activity Report 2018

Our first Activity and Impact Report covers our 2018 excavations at Hougoumont, and our public engagement activities including our World Record setting wargame re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo, the Great Game. It also details our international collaborations, education and outreach activities, fundraising events and the positive impact the programme has had on our veteran participants.

This is the best therapy I have ever had. At first, I was nervous, but the staff really pushed me outside my comfort zone. I can’t thank you all enough. You have made a big difference to this old soldier’s life. Since I returned home, my two therapists have seen a big change in me – WU Participant

Impact Report 2019

Published to mark the 5th anniversary of the charity and coinciding with the 205th anniversary of the battle (June 18th 1815), the Impact Report, entitled Peace from War, highlights the results of a nine-month pilot Veterans and Serving Personnel Support Programme run in conjunction with the excavation on the Belgian battlefield in 2019. It also details our archaeological discoveries – some of the most remarkable in the projects history, including the discovery of human bones – and our public engagement and education activities. The release of our Impact Report was covered in major newspapers including the Times, the Telegraph and the Herald.

The battlefield of Waterloo is historic ground in world history. It is appropriate and wonderful that the archaeology of the battlefield should be explored by men and women who have themselves served. The work of Waterloo Uncovered ensures that the quest to understand the past will be used to support their futures – Charles Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Project Review Volume 2

Check back soon for the release of our second Project Review!

Technical Reports

Evaluation Report April 2015

Read the archaeological report from our first ever journey to the Waterloo battlefield in Belgium.

Evaluation Report July 2015

Download the evaluation report from our first summer excavation season in 2015.

Project Design 2016

Check out the project design for our 2016 summer excavation season at Waterloo.

Technical Report 2016

Download the technical archaeological report for our excavation at Waterloo in summer 2016.

Project Design 2017

Read the project design for our 2017 field excavation at the site of the Battle of Waterloo.