Positive crop marks of a Middle Neolithic ring ditch system
The long known circle ditch at Eching-Viecht (Landshut district) as well as the neighbouring ditch, which can probably also be dated to Neolithic times, emerged in spring and early summer 2016 as clear crop marks in a wheat field. The survey was carried out at the beginning of July in the low evening sun with both the normal camera and the IR camera. In addition to the two outer ramparts, the 2 narrower ditches, presumably belonging to palisades, also stood out in the circular ditch system. Furthermore, a number of pits became visible. The aerial photography findings coincide with the structures of the roundel recorded in 2012 by the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments using a magnetometer.
Shortly afterwards, the site was flown over again with the IR camera. The contours of the findings stand out even more vividly in the IR image.
The neighbouring ditchwork system is also clearly visible in the IR image.