The archaeology of warfare has published proof of bravery, sacrifice, heroism, cowardice, and atrocities. quite often absent from those narratives of victory and defeat, although, are the reviews of prisoners of conflict, regardless of what those can educate us approximately cruelty, ingenuity, and human adaptability.
The foreign array of case experiences in Prisoners of warfare restores this hidden previous via case experiences of PoW camps of the Napoleonic period, the yank Civil struggle, and either international Wars. those carry to mild large diversifications in old and cultural information, excavation and investigative tools used, goods discovered and their interpretation, and their contributions to archaeology, background and background. Illustrated with diagrams, interval photos, and ancient quotations, those chapters vividly display demanding situations and possibilities for researchers and background managers, and revisit robust moral questions that persist to at the present time. infamous and lesser-known features of PoW reports which are addressed include:
Designing and working an 18th-century British PoW camp.
Life and loss of life at accomplice and Union American Civil warfare PoW camps.
The position of possessions in coping concepts in the course of global warfare I.
The archaeology of the ‘Great Escape’
Experiencing and negotiating area at civilian internment camps in Germany and Allied PoW camps in Normandy in international battle II.
The position of archaeology within the memorial method, in the US, Norway, Germany and France
Graffiti, ornamental ponds, illicit saké ingesting, and kinfolk lifestyles at jap American camps
As one of many first book-length examinations of this interesting multidisciplinary subject, Prisoners of warfare benefits severe cognizance from historians, social justice researchers and activists, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
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