What can Conflict Archaeology tells us about medieval warfare?

A relatively new field is conflict archaeology - the study of past battlefields and places affected by warfare. A lot of new research has been emerging, offering insights into medieval battlefields.

The European Association of Archaeologists has a great Youtube channel, where they post many videos of the papers given at their conferences. In the last couple of months, they have been posting lectures from their 23rd Annual Meeting, which was held in the Dutch city of Maastricht in 2017. Here are three videos, the first two which have medieval case studies, while the third offers a broader look at the field.

Battlefields and the Wider Landscape

Speaker: Christopher King

A battle from the past: the successive archaeological narratives on Aljubarrota

Speaker: Ana Cristina Martins

Reaching out or reaching in? Making Conflict Archaeology relevant

Speaker: John Carman

If you want to know more, check out the Journal of Conflict Archaeology 

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