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An aerial photograph of Løvel Heath shows traces of a system of Iron Age fields – called dike embankments. The area covers about 320 hectares of the north eastern part of the heath. The photo shows a network of square flat areas bordered by lighter contours. The…

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American military photo revealed prehistoric field

Time / Periode -500 1960
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Major P. Harder Sørensen had a passion for finding unknown prehistoric fields. With his military background, he managed to track down a series of aerial photos taken by the US Air Force in Denmark in 1954. The footage was taken in the run up to the cold war and was to have been used by the military administration to counteract a potential Soviet invasion. The threat from the Soviet Union never became a reality. So instead, Harder Sørensen peacefully began sifting through the aerial photos and found 447 previously unknown Iron Age fields. Løvel Heath was one of the previously unknown field systems he discovered.

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American military photo revealed prehistoric field

Major P. Harder Sørensen had a passion for finding unknown prehistoric fields. With his military…