Wednesday, 15 August 2018

It's An Ill Wind?

The hot UK summer of 2018, whilst being problematic for farmers, gardeners and fish, has been a boom time for archaeology (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/15/millennia-of-human-activity-heatwave-reveals-lost-uk-archaeological-sites), revealing, from the air, unsuspected locations of farms, settlements, burial grounds, Roman manors et cetera. This is due to slight variations in the heights and types of vegetation occurring in such locations, creating patterns that can be viewed from slow flying aircraft. As at least four more years of hot summers are predicted, this will only increase our knowledge of human activity in these islands.

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