Archaeology of hougoumont | Day 7
Today, our 2023 excavation drew to a close.
Read on to watch our daily video, meet the team, and learn all about our discoveries so far...
This excavation season saw us unearth some truly exciting archaeology - get a recap of all our discoveries at the site of Hougoumont farm with Professor Tony Pollard.
Meet the team
Phil Harding is a field archaeologist best known for his regular appearances on Channel 4’s Time Team. He began his career as a field archaeologist more than 50 years ago, and has been an archaeologist for Wessex Archaeology since 1979. Phil has been involved in every Waterloo Uncovered excavation since the charity's inception, serving as one of our Archaeological Supervisors and leading our exploration of Hougoumont farm.
Phil serves as the President of the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC), Honorary President of the Defence Archaeology Group and was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006.
day Seven in pictures
In our chapel trench, even more of the building's remains have been unearthed - but unfortunately, with our dig drawing to a close, we had to back fill the trench and cover it up until we return to Waterloo.
And with that, our 2023 excavation season wrapped up! This year, we supported veterans from six different countries, excavated two exciting features near Hougoumont farm, uncovered hundreds of finds, and welcomed Ukrainian veterans to the team for the first time. Thank you to everyone who has made this year's dig possible, supported us, and followed along.
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