Archaeologist and Veteran
Summer excavations 2015, 2016, 2017
“Everyone has heard of the Battle of Waterloo, but I never thought I’d get the chance to actually go there and dig somewhere so important”. To our Finds Officer Hillery, participating in Waterloo Uncovered was a fantastic way to apply the work she enjoys. At the site she got to teach people new skills, including the correct ways to dry, clean and record the found materials. Although she was used to teaching students who are familiar with archeology, she also loved to teach a new skill to people who know nothing about the subject. She loved the great team dynamics and very much encouraged discussions in the team when it came to the identification of the found materials. “I might be the expert, but it’s not about me knowing everything. It’s about them having their own points of view.” To Hillery, everyone had valid points and ways of looking at something. She added, “They teach me as much as I teach them”.