UCL Lunch Hour Lectures on tour at The Guardian: Investigative conservation and the archaeology of the Western Front
Thursday, 19 June 2014 from 13:00 to 14:00 (BST)
This summer UCL's Lunch Hour Lectures go 'on tour' to The Guardian for a short series marking the centenary of the start of World War One.
Investigative conservation and the archaeology of the Western Front
Renata Peters, UCL Institute of Archaeology
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.