Mud, Blood and Green fields beyond: Exercise Joan of Arc, Bullecourt 2017.
In 2016 an application was made to the
Directions régionales des affaires culturelles (DRAC) Nord-Pas-De-Calais for permission to carry out a field excavation at Bullecourt to examine the possible final locations of nine Mark II tanks destroyed on the morning of 11 April 1917 as part of the First Battle of Bullecourt. This work, following geophysical and walkover survey, comprised two 5x5m trenches to try to discover parts of tanks 796 and 797. No elements of the latter were found but
several elements of (we presume) 796 were found. In addition, the largely complete remains of two German soldiers were unearthed. This report presents the findings of the team.
World War 1 Practice Trenches, Salisbury Plain, Hampshire.
Report courtesy of DIO.
An excavation of a WW1 training area just north of Dundee in colaboration with Wessex Archaeology and Operation Nightingale.
Report courtesy of DIO.
Current Archaeology The fantastic Barrow Clump excavation that owes a large part of its extraordinary success to Breaking Ground Heritage members.
National Geographic (Spain) The amazing Netheravon excavation undertaken by Breaking Ground Heritage
Heritage Lottery Fund Article Read how archaeology helped former Marine Richard in his recovery and how it inspired him to help others.
Historic England Angels Award | Community Action Project Operation Nightingale with the assistance from Breaking Ground Heritage won the Historic England Angels Award for the Best Community Action Project 2016.
Watch how the team excavated at Rat Island on Exercise Magwich.
Digging for Britain Series 5.1 Professor Alice Roberts presents the very best in British archaeology 2016 - filmed by the archaeologists themselves, straight from the trenches, so you can see each exciting discovery as it happens. The teams then bring their best finds - from skeletons to treasure - back to the Digging for Britain lab, to examine them with Alice and reveal how they are changing the story of Britain. This episode looks at the west of Britain, and archaeologists are in the lab to look at the new finds and what they mean. Finds include the lost WWI training trenches on Salisbury Plain, Britain's first 'double henge' - discovered just down the road from Stonehenge, where the evidence suggests our ancestors feasted and made sacred offerings as part of a visit to the ritualistic Stonehenge landscape, and luxury foreign goods discovered at Tintagel, the legendary childhood home of King Arthur.
Digging for Britain series 4.2 In this episode Breaking Ground Heritage are filmed excavating a Second World war Hurricane.
Digging for Britain Series 3.2
Digging for Britain, Series 3 Episode 2
In this episode, we're in the west of Britain, and the archaeologists join us back in the Dorset Country Museum to look at the new finds and what they mean. Sites include:
Barrowclump: This Bronze Age burial site also holds dozens of Anglo-Saxon warrior graves. The archaeologists here are former British soldiers.