Summer excavations 2016 & 2017
Emile found out about the project through his lectures at Glasgow University, and decided to write his dissertation on the finds of the WU2016 excavation. “It’s a good opportunity to get involved and I actually get to experience multiple aspects of the excavation itself. It’s not just the found materials, but also the people involved.” Even though he spend most of his time in the finds room, Emile also learned a great deal from the serving soldiers and from the veterans. “I always idealised the army life, but I learned about the so to say ‘darker side’ too, and perhaps more people need to become more aware of this side in order to gain a deeper understanding on life after the army, and raise awareness on PTSD”.