Coronavirus: Archaeologists uncover dozens of historic sites — while working from home

Technology allows volunteers to map previously unknown roads, settlements and farms

Jane Dalton@JournoJane
Wednesday 13 May 2020 01:39
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Volunteers including Fran Sperring have pinpointed new historic features
Volunteers including Fran Sperring have pinpointed new historic features

Archaeology volunteers staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown have discovered dozens of previously unrecorded Roman, prehistoric and Medieval sites.

The team found parts of two Roman roads, around 30 prehistoric or Roman large embanked settlement enclosures, and 20 prehistoric burial mounds.

They also pinpointed the remains of hundreds of Medieval farms, field systems and quarries.

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