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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 04:20 AM
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Dry weather reveals archaeological 'cropmarks' in fields
Hundreds of ancient sites have been discovered by aerial surveys, thanks to a dry start to the summer, English Heritage has said.

The surveys show marks made when crops growing over buried features develop at a different rate from those nearby.

The newly-discovered Roman and prehistoric settlements include a site near Bradford Abbas, Dorset.

The Roman camp was revealed in June after three sides became visible in rain-parched fields of barley.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11128297
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-05-10 04:50 PM
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1. This is really interesting. 2,000 years ago. Yikes. That sense of history must be wonderful.
So much has happened which is known, or will be known where you live, dipsydoodle. Fascinating. Feeling so envious here.

Hope to hear more and more discoveries like this.

Thank you.
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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-11-10 09:39 AM
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2. What a fabulous discovery!
I'm glad they're learning more and more how to use aerial studies to find sites. The sooner they can be recorded and preserved the better.
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