sabato 17 gennaio 2009

Medieval Space

Medieval Space
Archaeologists have thrown new light on Britain's medieval past - using data gathered from a space shuttle mission, it was announced today.
A research team from Edinburgh University used an image taken from on board the shuttle to discover tracks on a remote Scottish island which they say give a new insight into the economy of the Scottish Highlands and islands in the Middle Ages.
The radar image showed a network of tracks around the castle of the Lords of the Isles, on Islay, Argyllshire, which they say indicates that mining played an important part in the economy of the area.
It was the first time radar pictures from the space shuttle's powerful imaging system had been used to help archaeologists working on Britain's past

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