The Archaeology of the Great War (1914 - 1918) Discovery, Autopsy, Danger

Public lecture by French Archeologist Gilles Prilaux on Australia in WW1 in France

In this presentation, the eminent French archaeologist Gilles Prilaux will outline the difficulties and dangers of his work in conducting a veritable autopsy of the First World War battlefields, where uncovering traces of mass human death incurs the constant risk of millions of unexploded shells. He will also present his discovery of the “underground archives” left by soldiers of many nationalities (including hundreds of Australians) whose names and other inscriptions survive in the caves beneath the Somme.

Date: Tuesday 30th April, 2019
Venue: Forum Theatre, Level 1, Arts West (Building 148B)
Time: 6pm - 8 pm

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