Impact 2019

Peace from War: 2019 Impact ReportRead about the findings of our 2019 excavation and an evaluation of our nine-month Veteran and Serving Military Personnel Support Programme.Download the full report as a PDF document (10MB)A report by Waterloo Uncovered reveals how archaeological work on the battlefield of Waterloo is helping veterans and serving military personnel with recovery from some of the …

Dig Diary Day 10: 2019 Recap

A Cornucopia of Cornfield Finds Where have we been? A large cornfield near Mont-Saint-Jean farm. What did we find?  A large amount of musket balls, a 6-inch unexploded howitzer shell and coins and buttons likely dropped by soldiers on the reverse slope of the battlefield. We were lucky enough to visit Waterloo when the crops in the nearby cornfield had been recently harvested, allowing …

Dig Diary Day 9: Bombs and Buttons

An Explosive Discovery In a field in the vicinity of Mont-Saint-Jean farm, an earth-shaking find was discovered yesterday afternoon. Serving Coldstream Guardsman Oliver Horncastle, whom you may remember as the lucky man who discovered both the first find of the 2019 season and a Coldstream Guards button at Hougoumont, picked up a large signal while metal detecting in a cornfield …

Dig Diary Day 8: Poignant Proof of the Human Cost of Battle

A Possible Amputation Pit? In the orchard of Mont-Saint-Jean, Waterloo Uncovered’s metal detectorists picked up a signal that indicated the presence of a large metal object, which was promptly excavated by a team of archaeologists, students and veterans. Although it is too degraded to identify at this time, it may be the remains of an ammunition box, or simply a …