SOU anthropologist co-edits book on proper research of battles and battlefields
It's a crude generality, and a durable one: "the winners write the history books." But obviously the people who lose battles in war have a lot at stake, and research into battles should take note of that perspective.
Mark Tveskov, Southern Oregon University anthropologist, has dug into many a battlefield, joined forces on this topic with a colleague in a new book, Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War: Beyond the Battlefield.
Ashley Ann Bissonnette from Eastern Connecticut State University is Tveskov's co-editor; they join us to talk about doing thorough research on battlefield sites, but also researching a greater context for the people and the causes who collided in battle.