James Earley

Archaeologist
Summer excavations 2015, 2016 & 2017

James was contacted by Waterloo Uncovered through his work with Operation Nightingale and was thrilled to be given a chance to help out at the project. “I was always interested in Napoleonic history so it was like a dream for me to actually go dig at Waterloo”. James will never forget the highlight of his trip when he found the original ground level 1815. “The best moment for me was excavating in the sunken way, where soldiers had walked and slept the night before the battle.” Besides some fieldwork, his main task was to help train soldiers and veterans and pass on his archeological knowledge. “It was interesting to see how they all learned in a different way, and everyone took something away from it.”
James Earley