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Archaeological Investigation Of Military Sites On Inchkeith Island

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In August 2001, a programme of survey and trial excavation was carried out on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. The work was carried out as part of the first series of the BBC TV series Two Men in a Trench, and examined the WWII defences, together with some of the Victorian defences and a midden that probably dates to the 16th century. The aim of this chapter is to provide a more detailed report on the Inchkeith project, and it is intended that the other projects will receive the same treatment in due course. One of the aims of the project was to apply traditional archaeological excavation techniques in an attempt to more fully understand archaeological features, many of which also appear in historical documents and on maps.

Keywords: battlefield archaeology; Inchkeith Island; Two Men in a Trench



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