The ANZAC [Ariburnu] Battlefield: New Perspectives and Methodologies in History and Archaeology

Sagona A., ATABAY M., Reid R., McGibbon I., Mackie C., ERAT M., ...More

AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES, vol.42, no.3, pp.313-336, 2011 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1031461x.2011.595012
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-336
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Despite the centrality that the Gallipoli Peninsula and the 1915 campaign have in the psyche of many Australians, the battlefield itself has not been physically studied in great detail. This paper reports on the first season of archaeological fieldwork conducted in 2010 in the ANZAC battlefield. Innovative methodologies were used by new national and disciplinary collaborations and new systems combining landscape archaeology and digital analysis with historical data. It argues such collaborations can deepen our understandings of the experience of 1915, as we approach this key centenary.