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Ghosts of the Iron Age

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Ancient field boundaries showing up as crop marks in a clover field. By modern standards they are more like garden plots, there are hundreds across three present day fields, suggesting a considerable population

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These have never been recorded before at this location.
On the ground you just see unhappy clover plants.
The surrounding hills nave various known sites, dating to around 400BC

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3 hours ago, 4wd said:

These have never been recorded before at this location.
On the ground you just see unhappy clover plants.
The surrounding hills nave various known sites, dating to around 400BC

Would the clovers be where the drain ditches where dug as dividers or would they have been walls 4? The ground is perfect for spotting these as you say with the grass so dry.

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I would've thought the greener stripes seen now have rather deeper topsoil so I guess they dug shallow ditches around little fields as they cleared them.
There would have been a need to fence animals in or out probably using poles cut from surrounding woodland.

They would have been growing rye, barley, oats and hay mainly I expect.

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