Dry weather reveals archaeological ‘cropmarks’ in fields

Crop Marks

There’s something odd going on in the United Kingdom. Unusual crop patterns are surfacing near Bradford Abbas, Dorset. But unlike most crop-circle stories, this one doesn’t involve rumors of visitors from another planet. This time the circles come from civilizations past.

An intriguing BBC News article helps to make some sense of the mystery. Thousands of years ago, prehistoric and Roman settlements dotted the English countryside. In the years since, crops have grown where the settlements used to be. Thanks to the crop marks…