Arkeologi och första världskriget: En studie av arkeologins roll för vår förståelse av första världskriget
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis is about what the archaeology of the First World War has to offer for our understanding of this conflict. This type of archaeology is a relatively new one, dating back some 25 years. First World War Studies has earlier been in the domain of the historical scholars. Mainly because of the abundance of historical sources written about this conflict. This has however changed, and there have been examples of excavations on sites from the First World War. This thesis will highlight the different types of excavations that have been done on the Western Front, in other words: in Belgium and in France. The reason behind this is that it’s in these two countries that most of the archaeological field work has been done. Another aspect of this subject which this thesis will try to highlight is the different opinions regarding this type of archaeology. The reason behind this is that the First World War is a highly controversial subject in many of the countries involved in the war. This becomes apparent in the written sources about the war, and – since the archaeology of the First World War is historical archaeology – is often surfaced when material remains from the war is unearthed during an excavation. This thesis will try to explain why archaeology has a role to play in our understanding of the First World War, and the different types of excavations that has been done, and finally the different opinions regarding this type of archaeology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 33 p.
Första världskriget, arkeologi, konflikt, landskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256465OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256465DiVA: diva2:825508
International Archaeology Programme with osteological orientation (HGO)