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! ;-)