The battle of Vossenack Ridge: exploring interdisciplinary approaches for the detection of US Army field positions on a Second World War battlefield

Autor(en): Stele, Andreas
Schwickert, Malte
Rass, Christoph 
Stichwörter: Anthropology; archaeological prospection; Archaeology; battlefield archaeology; FORESTS; geoarchaeology; Germany; LANDSCAPE; NORMANDY; Second World War; WAR
Erscheinungsdatum: 2021
Herausgeber: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Journal: ANTIQUITY
Volumen: 95
Ausgabe: 379
Startseite: 180
Seitenende: 197
Zusammenfassung: 
The full extent of past military events can be difficult to appreciate using only historical and documentary accounts. By combining these visual and textual sources with archaeological and geoarchaeological evidence, the authors propose and test an interdisciplinary approach that aims to establish a process-oriented understanding of the genesis and transformation of conflict landscapes. Using the battle site at Vossenack Ridge in Germany as a case study, they demonstrate that such an approach can maximise our understanding of war-related transformations of the landscape, while minimising the damage to sub-surface archaeological materials.
ISSN: 0003598X
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2020.104

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