Welcome to the website and blog of mortuary archaeologist and death historian Lorraine Evans. Focusing on new research and finds in the world of archaeology and history, this website will act as a hub for all my archaeological passions, namely non-conformist burial sites, deviant burial practices, graveyards, historical death rituals, and anything out of the ordinary. 



Coming April 2023



  • Presents an insight into the many obligations undertaken by Medical Officers on the Western Front.
  • Gives a first-hand account of the carnage and the horrors of Arras, the Somme and Ypres, including the mud-filled landscape of Passchendaele.
  • Documents the Royal Army Medical Corps Chain of Evacuation, from the frontline to hospital bases sited along the coastline and beyond.
  • Reveals the challenges faced by civilian doctors in adapting to a new military regime, in addition to the trials of infected wounds, gas poisoning and shell shock.
  • Offers a light-hearted assessment of military red tape, regiment life, trench foot and lice!


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In addition, you can explore my sister site, Morte Photography and Researchwhich focuses on the surveying and recording of burial grounds throughout Scotland. http://www.mortephotography.co.uk


Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries. I am always happy to assist. You can either email me at info@lorrainevans.com or simply fill out the Contact Form above.








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