Iron Age Ranching in England

Researchers from the English Heritage, a conservation society, believe that mysterious crop lines provide evidence for Iron Age cattle ranching. In a report from Yahoo News on Friday, October 25, 2002, archaeologists announced that mysterious crop lines on a hillside near the village of Weaverthorpe in Yorkshire may prove that a massive cattle-ranching industry existed in Iron Age England. 100-yard-wide "funnels" inside the crop line may show that cattle were driven to higher pastures. Archaeologists used aerial photography as one of their tools in this research. Their findings will be presented in a program for BBC Television October 31.