Veterans and Archaeologist come together for a third year as part of the great work Waterloo Uncovered are doing on the battle field of Waterloo.
As work began a little over three weeks ago, the team hoped to understand more about the buildings in the courtyard that were standing at the time of the battle, but have since been demolished.
Continuing from their investigations last year the team opened further trenches in this area and discovered foundations of walls for what seemed to be three buildings, forming an L shape.
They also found what look like the foundation of a pillar inside the building, and in part of the trenches, a Coldstream Guard uniform button, which seems to date from the battle and must have come loose from a solider defending Hougmount in 1815.
The exploration of the Killing Zone continued, with finds ranging from musket balls to musket flints, a couple of musket combination tools, uniform buttons and grapeshot. Part of the Killing Zone near the corner of the walled garden showed evidence of heavy fighting.
As with previous years Opti-cal have loaned L – P : Archaeology a Leica GS14 Base and Rover kit to help aid the team in setting out the excavation areas and documenting their finds.
Take a look at the Waterloo Uncovered website to view all the progress they made this year.