NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

The Survey project group with Dr Ian McGibbon sitting on the right-hand side.

In May 2016 Cambridge University Press published a new book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli. The survey findings are presented in the book Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory

The Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey project spanned over a decade, and brought together archaeologists and historians from the three countries to identify sites of historical significance from the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.

The tri-nation team carried out fieldwork each year between 2010 and 2014 and mapped approximately 16 kilometres of remnant trench-lines, uncovering more than 1,200 artefacts such as jam tins, water bottles, bullets, bayonets and German-manufactured barbed wire. All items have been recorded and entrusted to the Turkish Naval Museum at Canakkale.

New Zealand’s involvement in the project was supported by Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Anzac Battlefield: A Gallipoli Landscape of War and Memory is published by Cambridge University Press. It is edited by Dr McGibbon along with Antonio Sagona, Mithat Atabay, C.J. Mackie and Richard Reid.

 

This activity is being worked on from
2014
 to 
May 2016
Date added: 10 June 2016 | Last updated: 15 June 2016

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