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Welsh drought reveals ancient sites

A drought in Wales has allowed archaeologists to identify dozens of previously unknown sites via aerial survey. The major Roman fort complex was spotted on parched grassland near Brecon, Powys, and the marching camp near Caerwent in Monmouthshire. Aerial archaeologist Toby Driver said he could not believe his eyes when he spotted

Aerial snow photos used to find archaeological sites in Wales

The BBC has posted a cool slideshow illustrating how Welsh archaeologists are studying aerial photos taken after a blizzard in order to find sites of interest. Apparently the snow, and the sun being lower in the sky during winter, make spotting sites much easier. Photographer Dr Driver left the airport at

Viking shipyard surveyed from the air

Aerial surveys of a 12th century Viking shipyard are being carried out on the Isle of Skye. Boat timbers, a stone-built quay and a canal have already been uncovered at Loch na h-Airde on Skye's Rubh an Dunain peninsula. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has