Brit ancient sites unveiled by heat
BRITAIN’S hottest summer in decades has revealed crop marks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms and even Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years, archaeologists said on Wednesday.
Crop marks – patterns of shading in crops and grass seen from the air – form faster in hot weather as the fields dry out.
Archaeologists at the public body Historic England have been looking for patterns revealing the ancient sites, from Yorkshire to Cornwall.
“We’ve discovered hundreds of new sites this year spanning about 6 000 years of England’s history,” said Damian Grady, aerial reconnaissance manager at Historic England. – Reuters