Dry English Weather Leads To Archaelogical Finds

September 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
pacghedSep 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The dry start to the summer has turned out to be a good one for the archaeologists as hundreds of ancient sites have been discovered with the help of aerial surveys. Researchers have revealed that the surveys are based on the fact that the development of the crops that grow over the buried features is different from the others. This allows the buried features’ outlines to be visible on the fields from an aerial survey.

Among some of the locations discovered, A Roman camp was discovered in the barley fields. The recent discovery of the parched crops indicate sites in the fields of Bradford Abbas, Dorset. One of the senior investigators of the organization that made the surveys said that this was a great year for archaeology. He added that crop marks are always the best in dry weather but he found it hard to remember a better year. He also added that the summers were a disappointment over the last few years. He said that full advantage was taken of the dry weather this year and the surveyors tried to look at places which did not have archaeological importance earlier.

As many as 200 archaeological sites were discovered in the area around Yorkshire recently. The recently found Roman camp is a rare find for the archaeologists. Researchers revealed that the camp was used by the Roman soldiers as base for protection during their maneuvers. Earlier discoveries of sites have revealed locations from World War II, Roman Age and even prehistoric times.

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