Institute of Archaeology


First for Archaeology in UK 2015

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UCL LHL: Investigative conservation and the archaeology of the Western Front

Publication date: May 2, 2014 2:25:29 PM

Start: Jun 19, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: Jun 19, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Location: The Guardian Newspaper Offices, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU

UCL Lunch Hour Lectures

Renata Peters has been invited to participate in the UCL Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at the Guardian Newspaper this year, giving a presentation at their offices on 19 June.

Investigative conservation and the archaeology of the Western Front

Staff and students at the UCL Institute of Archaeology have been involved in the investigative conservation of objects excavated from Western Front trenches. Some of these objects were associated with unidentified human remains thought to be of soldiers killed in battles between 1914 and 1918, and provided important information for their identification. Others provided more questions than answers, but also shed light on the reality of life and death in the trenches.

The event is open to the public and free to attend although pre-booking is essential.

The event will also be streamed live online at 1pm on 19 June.

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