Palaeopathology of German Military Hospital Remains From 1915–18

Authored by: Rimantas Jankauskas , Žydrūne. Miliauskiene , Albinas KunceviĈius

The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415842198
eBook ISBN: 9781315883366
Adobe ISBN: 9781134677979


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In the past two decades, the archaeology of recent conflicts has emerged as a credible, popular and significant field of heritage concern and archaeological study. Thus recent military remains provide a new dimension in heritage studies, offering significant and challenging additions to historic and cultural resources, while containing commemorative, symbolic, social and spiritual values (Schofield 2009). The territory of Lithuania, being geographically on the crossroads of historical conflicts in Europe, is particularly rich in such sites: a mass grave of Napoleonic soldiers from 1812 (Signoli et al. 2004) and numerous unpublished cases are good examples.

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