Archaeology of the Battle of Arnhem

As part of my master’s degree in archaeology at Leiden University I am writing my thesis on the archaeology of the Battle of Arnhem. The goal of this research is to examine the value of conflict archaeology in the Netherlands using the Battle of Arnhem (September 1944) as a case study. For this study, I am investigating all professional archaeological results within the municipalities of Arnhem, Renkum and Ede in which remains of this specific battle were found. Moreover, I am consulting reports from voluntary initiatives like metal detectorists, provided a form of documentation was realized.

Results cannot be shared yet. I am planning to graduate Fall 2023.

Finds done by Research Group Historical Field Research WW2 (Zoekgroep) in 1999 at Oude Kerk in Oosterbeek, artillery positions of the British Airborne Division, September 1944 (source: van Buggenum, Timmerman & Timmerman (1999). Weiland Nederlands hervormde kerk.)

Oud nieuws in dit dossier:

2018: Rubriek conflictarcheologie in Airborne Magazine

2018: AWN-rapport schuttersputten Oorsprongbeek (Perimeter Oosterbeek)

2 thoughts on “Archaeology of the Battle of Arnhem

  1. Ha Martijn, ik was helemaal van plan te komen op je lezing afgelopen week over dit onderwerp bij het Airbornemuseum, Had de schoenen al aan, maar het was deze week te druk met andere afspraken en besloot op het laatst toch niet te gaan. Wel jammer, was een mooie kans (op korte afstand van huis) om te zien waar je nu staat in het werk. Volgende keer misschien!


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