Monday, August 30, 2010

Dry Weather Leads to Archaeological Finds

England's dry summer has allowed researchers to find and photograph archaeological sites that have not been visible since 1976. That year, the area suffered from a drought.

Experts say hundreds of sites have become visible this year, and they have taken full advantage of the chance to photograph, record, and examine them. In many cases, these sites have come to light thanks to the fact that crops planted on top of them grow at a different rate from those planted around them, though these features are usually only noticeable from the air. Several prehistoric and Roman-era settlements have come to light, including one near Bradford Abbas, Dorset. Sites already know to experts were able to be better photographed, as well.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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