The Defence Archaeology Group and Operation Nightingale was founded in 2012 to utilise both the technical and social aspects of field archaeology in the recovery and skill development of soldiers injured in the conflict in Afghanistan.
The abiding public image of the current conflict in Afghanistan is the repatriation parades for fallen soldiers. However a unique project has been developed to deal with the hidden casualties of the conflict. Find out more
A project, codenamed ‘Operation Nightingale’ was developed to utilise both the technical and social aspects of field archaeology to help in the recovery and skill development of soldiers injured in the conflict in Afghanistan.
Project Florence is a Heritage Lottery Funded project, which aims to involve local families and volunteers in the heritage of South Wiltshire. Find out more
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'Operation Nightingale: Time Warriors' follows the progress of an exciting archaeological excavation on Salisbury Plain. This dig was conducted by the army with help from Wessex Archaeology as part of Operation Nightingale, a military initiative to use archaeology in the recovery of injured soldiers.
Soldiers injured in combat are taking part in an archaeological dig which could reveal the stronghold of ancient Celtic warriors.
The official launch of the Defence Archaeology Group has taken place on HMS Victory, in the presence of Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery. Time Team’s Phil Harding, who is the group’s Honorary President, and Professor Simon James, representing the University of Leicester were among those attending.
Time Team‘s Phil Harding and senior naval staff met today (28 September) aboard HMS Victory to announce the launch of a new tri-service Defence Archaeology Group.