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International Journal of Historical Archaeology

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 414–441 | Cite as

Now the Wars are Over: The Past, Present and Future of Scottish Battlefields

  • Tony PollardEmail author
  • Iain Banks
Article

Abstract

Battlefield archaeology has provided a new way of appreciating historic battlefields. This paper provides a summary of the long history of warfare and conflict in Scotland which has given rise to a large number of battlefield sites. Recent moves to highlight the archaeological importance of these sites, in the form of Historic Scotland’s Battlefields Inventory are discussed, along with some of the problems associated with the preservation and management of these important cultural sites.

Keywords

Battlefields Conflict Archaeology Management 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Glenn Foard, their colleague on the Historic Scotland Inventory Project, for his input into numerous discussions about the subject.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Battlefield ArchaeologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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