Crop­ping up

Scottish Field - - NEWS -

An­cient set­tle­ments and Ro­man for­ti­fi­ca­tions have been dis­cov­ered in the Scot­tish Bor­ders thanks to the sum­mer heat­wave. The crop marks, which are nor­mally hid­den un­der the plough soil, in­clude Iron Age souter­rains and a Ro­man tem­po­rary camp at Lyne near Pee­bles. The com­plex al­ready in­cludes two forts and two ad­di­tional tem­po­rary camps. The marks have formed as the crops re­sponded to dry sum­mer con­di­tions and this has al­lowed His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land to doc­u­ment known sites that haven’t been vis­i­ble for many years.

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