Kite as an archaeology tool - Part II


So the archaeological saga continues ... after the discovery of a putative Iron Age settlement in some kite aerial photos and finds of Roman pottery (described in Part I), we went to castle Kalec again and let the kites fly, hoping to find the buried structures from the air in the low sun.

Read a detailed description on our KAP website.

TL; DR - we did not find the definite remains of the settlement, but ancient field partitions, mounds and barrows do stand out in kite aerial photos - and more Roman pottery and even some iron slags reinforce the conclusion that there is definitely something ... :-)

Ancient field partition - post Roman, early medieval. Kite aerial photo.

Mounds, barrows, lines and cropmarks indicate a rich history of the place, spanning more than three millennia. Kite aerial photo.

Fine Roman pottery, 2nd - 4th century AD

Iron slag, indicating smelters and iron production on-site.

An as-yet unidentified iron object (Iron Age? Roman? Medieval? Part of a tractor from 1960s?).

Thanks for reading! ;-)


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