Wales' forgotten ancient remains in the Snow
Archaeologists have exposed settlements in mid-town Wales, dating back 4000 years and this was only possible because they were covered in snow fall in the countryside. The Bronze Age remains were first spotted as pilots were flying across the snow filled countryside. This priceless Archaeological discovery was possible as there was the right amount of snow with the combination of low intensity sun during this period of the year.
Dr Toby Driver, an Archaeologist issued a statement: “It certainly is a breath taking view from the Cessna and we were able to identify nearly forty old earthworks beneath the snowy landscape. This aerial reconnaissance has its own share of benefits that provides a contour line for the monuments concealed beneath the snow and is much clearly visible from the top.”
The excavation showcases a burial mound that is 20 meter wide on a wide strip of common lands at Bridgend and Brecon. The remains of a Norman castle were also mapped and photographed by the team as well as the Archaeological earth works. Experts recorded that these new discoveries of historical monuments and Ancient burial sites in Wales. Team Leader Dr Driver said, "The Royal Commission had taken up aerial reconnaissance as a tool to identify ancient sites for at least last 25 years, but the fresh Arctic conditions with a thin sheets of snow on the Welsh hills for months have provided a different way of unraveling the mysteries that cannot be identified from being on the ground.”