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Steve_JT wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:34 pm I think there is a lot sense in what Littleboot has posted, after a couple of thousand years and the last few centuries things would have been dispersed and scattered somewhat from agricultural practices also .

If the feelings right check the area first by all means, eyes on the ground to see the anomalies and possible foot traffic routes to and from the map point view showing the area of interest, especially where they would get water from, if nothing much is found at the map point don’t discount the whole field.

The landscape would have been very different back then too, what was the ground suited for, woodland, heathland or just scrub, things like food would have been foraged and hunted, things would be lost in pursuit of these, prized valuable possessions and tools they needed for survival

We have all wondered at some finds with how did that get there

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Well the best of good fortune to you however you do it. As it is your family's land you don't have so much of a time-sensitive situation and can go back for another swipe at it. I have a lot pf arable to cover....and there is only a small-ish window on most of it before something else goes in. So if I grid an area or focus on a spot I have to feel I have a better than average chance of turning up something worthwhile.....or i risk spending a lot of that window of opportunity concentrating on an area which is devoid of anything good.
It will be interesting to see what does crop up! I have a 'celtic/ gaulish' field and ever-so-rarely it spits out something from back then. Fingers crossed for you. :thumbsup:
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Well.... I went on the defended iron age enclosure today. Found lots of iron....... Just not the right type 😂🙈

The ground was too hard, poor depth and digging was tough. I'll wait for a wet day and try again. Couldn't see any crop marks...... But a definite curve in the ground.

I'll post a photo of my finds just for comedy purpose 😂

Digging iron signals is painful

I'll be back..... I'm not finished yet
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