October Dig Diary

In this month’s dig diary, we look at the effect coronavirus has had on archaeology, update you on an upcoming miniature model of Waterloo, and tell you about our future plans with the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans…

The Siege of Hopton Castle

In our final Lockdown Lecture of the summer, Time Team’s Phil Harding describes one of his favourite excavations from his Time Team days: the site of Hopton Castle in Shropshire, which was under siege during the English Civil War.

An Introduction to Waterloo Uncovered

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, archaeologist Sam Wilson gives an introduction to the Waterloo Uncovered project, including a summary of our most exciting archaeological discoveries on the battlefield, and how archaeology can aid in veteran welfare and recovery.

Mick Crumplin

In this episode of Visiting Historians, Liam Fitzgerald interviews retired surgeon, curator and historian Mick Crumplin on the gruesome realities of battle wounds, military medicine and battlefield surgery during the Battle of Waterloo. This episode contains graphic descriptions of injuries and battlefield surgery including amputation. Listener discretion is advised.

Blood in the Orchard

Professor Tony Pollard’s investigation of Hougoumont continues in another Lockdown Lecture. In this episode, Tony combines the archaeological evidence and historical accounts to explain the bloody battle that took place in the gardens of Hougoumont

Flints of Farndon Fields and Waterloo

In our latest Lockdown Lecture, Time Team’s Phil Harding (an expert flint knapper) describes the evidence of flint knapping found at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Farndon Fields in Nottinghamshire, and explains how flints can connect us to the Battle of Waterloo.

July Dig Diary

Read on to find out what Waterloo Uncovered have been up to in July, including our nomination for a Charity Times Award, test pitting in our gardens, a graduation, and a look back at last year’s highlights!

Archaeological Databases and Records

In this Lockdown Lecture, Dr Stuart Eve explores how we keep track and make sense of the archaeological discoveries we make while excavating, and explains the importance of recording to preserve the past for future generations.