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Chronicle: Digging from the Air

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When archaeologists first flew over the English landscape some 60 years ago they made the remarkable discovery that it was possible to detect from the air archaeological sites quite invisible on the ground. Since then, innumerable medieval, Roman and prehistoric sites have been found, including such spectacular discoveries as the avenue at Stonehenge.
This film conveys some of the excitement and frustration of aerial archaeology; discovers a Roman fort near Hadrian's wall; and uncovers a previously unknown boundary system, one of many sites transforming our picture of life in prehistoric Britain.

(Next week: Santorini - the First Pompeii)

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Film Editor: Keith Wilton
Producer: Ben Shephard
Editor: Bruce Norman

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Chronicle: Digging from the Air

BBC Two England, 1 June 1979 20.10






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