Dig in: Archaeology as a vehicle for improved wellbeing, and the recovery/ rehabilitation of military personnel and veterans

Paul Everill, Richard Bennett, Karen Burnell

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The process and discipline of archaeology has been used to support improved wellbeing among serving military personnel and veterans since 2011, when an initiative called ‘Operation Nightingale’ was established in the UK. Since then the number of opportunities for participants has increased enormously, and positive experience of the initiative led to some of its beneficiaries establishing new, veteran-led archaeological projects in 2015. This paper seeks to contextualise the current landscape of ‘rehabilitation archaeology’ for military personnel and veterans, and to present data from the largest service evaluation undertaken to date based on standardised psychological measures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAntiquity
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 May 2019

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