9781597972765

Fields of Conflict : Battlefield Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War

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    9781597972765

  • ISBN10:

    1597972762

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-06
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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Summary

Fields of Conflict reveals new interpretations of classic battles and explores how archaeology is used regardless of geographic or temporal location. While military archaeology has always been popular, this groundbreaking volume is the first attempt to create a cohesive chronological interpretation for future study and understanding. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
How Do You Know It's a Battlefield?p. 5
Mustering Landscapes: What Historic Battlefields Share in Commonp. 39
Characteristics of Ancient Battlefields: Battle of Varus (9 AD)p. 50
Finding Battery Positions at Wilson's Creek, Missourip. 58
Battlefield Viewsheds, or What the General Saw: Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Chattanooga, Tennesseep. 75
What the Musket Ball Can Tell: Monmouth Battlefield State Park, New Jerseyp. 84
"Listen to the Minie Balls": Identifying Firearms in Battlefield Archaeologyp. 102
Total Roman Defeat at the Battle of Varus (9 AD)p. 121
English Battlefields 991-1685: A Review of Problems and Potentialsp. 133
Arrows Point to Mass Graves: Finding the Dead from the Battle of Towton, 1461 ADp. 160
Indian Resistance in New Spain: The 1541 AD Battlefield of Penol de Nochistlan, an Exemplar of Indigenous Resistancep. 174
Tatars, Cossacks, and the Polish Army: The Battle of Zborivp. 193
Camden: Salvaging Data from a Heavily Collected Battlefieldp. 208
Apache Victory against the U.S. Dragoons, the Battle of Cieneguilla, New Mexicop. 235
The Confederate Cantonment at Evansport, Virginiap. 255
Fort Davidson Battlefield, Missourip. 278
The Confederate Forward Line, Battle of Nashville, Tennesseep. 294
Seven Eventful Days in Paraguay: Reconnoitering the Archaeology of the War of the Triple Alliancep. 314
Buffalo Soldiers versus the Apache: The Battle in Hembrillo Basin, New Mexicop. 336
Scars of The Great War (Western Flanders, Belgium)p. 359
Pointe-du-Hoc Battlefield, Normandy, Francep. 383
"For You the War Is Over": Finding the Great Escape Tunnel at Stalag Luft IIIp. 398
Hill 209: The Last Stand of Operation Manchu, Koreap. 417
Conclusions: Toward a Unified View of the Archaeology of Fields of Conflictp. 429
Indexp. 439
About the Contributorsp. 443
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