A large ditch was found in 2009 over the line of a dark air photo streak, with indications of packed flints found in 2008 which turned out to be the Northern edge of this ditch. These flints coincided with one of the light air photo streak on either side of the dark line.
These features showed up in the field to the East of the excavation when sown with winter wheat in October 2009. Using binoculars, the drill lines with the small green shoots were clearly seen rising up and over a swelling, going down into a depression, and rising up and over another swelling. These were even captured on a photo shown below, looking Southwards. The first swelling is on the line of the flints found from 16.8 to 20S in Trench 8. The swellings and depression were visible in binoculars for as long as the drill lines go across these features - and further when viewed from the South looking North. It is thought these constitute a two lane Roman highway with a ditch between, the greater stone works showing as swellings, and the silted up ditch as the depression.
16 January 2010: in the melting snow the Swellings had melted with snow still on either side and in the depression between. The Southern Swelling was melted further into the field and its centre was 44S.