Friday, August 25, 2006

Summer heatwave unearths historic past
THE summer heatwave has helped more than 100 early settlements buried underground to be identified, archaeologists said.

Historians taking aerial photographs of buried forts and monuments said the dry and warm summer meant they could be seen more clearly through ripening crops and scorched grass.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh said it was one of the best aerial surveys done since records began 30 years ago.