Video report by ITV News Scotland correspondent Debi Edwards
With a week to go before the 500th anniversary of the bloodiest of battles between the English and the Scots, digging has begun in Flodden field.
Archeologists hope to place any bodies they find in war graves.
Some 14,000 men died in just three hours - among them James IV, the king of Scotland, and most of his noblemen.
It is thought more than 20,000 soldiers on each side went to battle.