Floods show civil war fort

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I thought this article was fascinating.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cam ... e-55707499

I wonder if the floods and waterlogged fields might reveal the location of long lost buildings / settlements in other areas, so if anybody can walk around a local permission (with in the lockdown rules) it might be worth keeping your eyes open.

Currently my one permission is under several feet of water so no help there!.

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I'll stick with Lidar. :-P
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I used to live a few hundred metres from there. it is impressive as an earthwork. It looks really good on the 3D lidar.
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:14 pm I'll stick with Lidar. :-P
...most of where I go the lidar suddenly spikes and whites....#rats
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:14 pm I'll stick with Lidar. :-P
Easy Life, Lidar is fantastic for the areas that it covers and a resource that I would suggest detectorists use :thumbsup:

However, it does not cover all of the country :thumbdown: . But from watching the TV news it seems that unfortunately the current floods appear to cover a large part of the country.

Additionally locally I know a main road that overlooks a valley, where Lidar shows nothing, however after very heavy rain you can see the original course of what would have been a fairly substantial stream before extensive drainage was put in.

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I quite agree, if no Lidar then flood the area and see what shows. :thumbsup: :lol:
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Saffron wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:48 pm I thought this article was fascinating.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cam ... e-55707499

I wonder if the floods and waterlogged fields might reveal the location of long lost buildings / settlements in other areas, so if anybody can walk around a local permission (with in the lockdown rules) it might be worth keeping your eyes open.
I seem to recall a "harbour" feature being found on land associated with Viriconium (Wroxetor). I seem to recall that archeologists had long speculated that the e Romans would have built a harbour or wharf on the River Severn to serve Viriconium, but had not located it because the river had changed its course so much...However, following severe flooding in the area, a large rectangular featured was spotted from the air and this was later identified as the missing harbour/wharf...
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