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Bizarre ditch question time.
#41
Unitof1 Wrote:just had a long linear coming out of my.......

Thank you for muddying the waters. So to speak...
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#42
come on in plan they are all long linears. ::::::::::::
Reason: your past is my past
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#43
best way to learn about features is to dig them yourself. i have worked in construction quite a bit of the years and what i have seen and done on building sites has been every bit as useful as anything done on an archaeological site.
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#44
richard cherrington Wrote:best way to learn about features is to dig them yourself. i have worked in construction quite a bit of the years and what i have seen and done on building sites has been every bit as useful as anything done on an archaeological site.

Too true!

I learned loads about prehistoric/RB ditches/gullies, drainage and the practicalities of digging on the last site.

It was a long running large are excavation. It rained and flooded a lot.

We had to dig many drainage channels by hand to get at the archaeology. Had some experts on site too, ex-ditch diggers.

Learned lots.

Using the water you are draining as a 'level' and as a lubricant to get the nasty clay off your spade/shovel works a treat
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#45
My background in building does often give me cause to question assumptions on site. Sometimes I can be convinced, other times not. But it's nice to have a different perspective.
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#46
I found a couple of bizarre ditches today on GoogleEarth, they seem to run around in circles, one inside the other, show as soil marks and, at least in 1945, were crossed by a hedge. Whole thing's about 30m in diameter and not mentioned by the HER. They don't seem to fit in well with Unit's 'linear' ditch view...wierd... }Smile ...
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#47
I have come across a few ironage/bronze age round ditches which seemed to have been crossed out by Roman ditches but I must admit that the appearance of hedges in 1945 crossing bizarre circular running ditches is a whole new subject to me. It sounds like you have rings on top of rings, I think that there was an Olympics in Britain in 1948 which might work with your description but I suspect that the cropmarks in google earth have the same origin as my long linears. Do you find that they cause you to squint?
Reason: your past is my past
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#48
Unit, I would have thought you'd be an expert in early prehistoric ditches.............

The allotment of land into parcels.....possibly indicating ownership..............and dare I say it, prehistoric copyright?:face-stir:}Smile
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#49
Dinosaur Wrote:I found a couple of bizarre ditches today on GoogleEarth, they seem to run around in circles, one inside the other, show as soil marks and, at least in 1945, were crossed by a hedge. Whole thing's about 30m in diameter and not mentioned by the HER. They don't seem to fit in well with Unit's 'linear' ditch view...wierd... }Smile ...

[h=2]lin·e·ar[/h]/ˈlɪn[Image: thinsp.png]i[Image: thinsp.png]ər/ Show Spelled [lin-ee-er] Show IPA
adjective 1. of, consisting of, or using lines: linear design.

2. pertaining to or represented by lines: linear dimensions.

3. extended or arranged in a line: a linear series.

4. involving measurement in one dimension only; pertaining to length: linear measure.

5. of or pertaining to the characteristics of a work of art in which forms and rhythms are defined chiefly in terms of line.




weird indeed
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#50
Think it's a bit late querying spelling on here!
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