>> Europe's sizzling heat wave has helped uncover a wealth of ancient sites, until now, buried under thousands of years of English countryside. Strange sites like these have sprung up across British fields as the unusually hot summer dried up huge parts of the country, uncovering a millennia of lost history all at once.
Aerial archaeologist, Damian Grady said it's the biggest discovery he's ever witnessed.>> I've been doing this job now for about twenty years and this must be one of the busiest summers I've ever experienced. We discovered hundreds of new site this year spanning about 6,000 years of England's history.
>> Some of the oldest monuments ever discovered in England, including
I couldn't quite believe it to be honest, features that had been lying undiscovered for nearly 6,000 years.>> Archaeologists examined different colored crops in parched fields to map this ancient sites. Darker circle show a settlement site from as far back as the Iron Age. The lighter parts mean they were cleared to make way for stone built houses in the Roman period and eventually covered completely for farming.
Only to be discovered centuries later. Archaeologists now hope their maps can determine the significance of the remains and help protect them from future development.