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Crop markings in a Wattisham field – discovered by a metal detectorist using Google maps – could be those of a Bronze Age burial site.

Gary Campion, 48, was using the aerial mapping site when he noticed dark circles and lines in a field between Wattisham Airfield and Bildeston.

After being intrigued by the markings, Mr Campion, contacted Suffolk County Council’s archeological department.

A senior archeologist confirmed that the crop markings were likely to be mounds dating back thousands of years to a Bronze Age burial site.

The archeological service employs around 25 experience archeologists in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

The Suffolk Historic Environment Record provides a known list of archeological sites and historic buildings in the county.

During a recent big dig event in Sudbury, items from the Saxon and Tudor times were unearthed in gardens in Christopher Lane.



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