View Full Version : Brutal Heat in The UK Is Revealing Hidden Footprints of Historic Civilisations

07-11-2018, 07:22 AM
For weeks, the UK has been gripped by a punishing, record-breaking heatwave. While conditions on the ground may be unprecedented, what's happening underneath it comes as an even bigger shock.

Aerial archaeologists combing the wilted Welsh countryside have discovered a transforming landscape revealing a forgotten legacy of ancient monuments a faded map of centuries-old structures laid bare, at least for those high enough in the sky to see it.

"I've not seen conditions like this since I took over the archaeological flying at the Royal Commission in 1997," aerial investigator Toby Driver from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) told Wales Online.

"So much new archaeology is showing it is incredible."

Brutal Heat in The UK Is Revealing Hidden Footprints of Historic Civilisations (LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/brutal-heat-uk-revealing-hidden-footprint-historic-civilisations-ancient-crop-marks-parch-iron-age)

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Vince Brennan
07-12-2018, 11:41 AM
Wonder what they'll turn up?

07-12-2018, 02:31 PM
more here from the Beeb:

David W Pratt
07-12-2018, 03:50 PM
And in this day and age, many amateurs with drones

John Meachen
07-13-2018, 04:09 PM
We have a Roman temple showing itself about five miles away http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk-s-hidden-history-revelaed-in-dry-weather-1-5601720 .

Osborne Russell
07-13-2018, 07:14 PM
So, this isn't a Trump thread?

07-13-2018, 07:56 PM
Brutal heat ? https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/gallery/mohippo/images/news/charts-and-images/june-stats.jpg

Those temps are so gentle, we've been getting the same here were I live in mid Winter. No wonder Brits suffer here, please don't visit Australia in Summer !

Jimmy W
07-13-2018, 09:41 PM
22C is brutal heat? I wish our lows would drop to that.

07-13-2018, 11:46 PM
There was a story about the English heat wave on the news a couple of nights ago. Temperatures for that day in some regions were expected to reach a whopping 33 degrees C. I nearly choked on my dinner:) We had a couple of nights here in January where it was still 39 degrees at ten pm. It was minus 5 here this morning and expecting minus 6 tomorrow- but the early mornings are stunning and the days are absolutely perfect. This the weather that makes me most grateful to own a farm. JayInOz

Jimmy W
07-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Forecast here tomorrow is 35.5C and heat index to 40.5C. Everything is still green and grass is growing very fast.

07-14-2018, 04:32 AM
Hi Jay, -3 to +15 on Westernport bay, but we have had some solid frosts this year. Clear and sunny, but no wind for sailing…..again.
Wattles are out and the terrestrial orchids are up.