Drying soils

Boggy areas in particular are often drained and dried out so that farming can be pursued. The active measures used to prevent the sites from drying out are very difficult. Tangible and successful protection measures as for example wetland restoration should lead to a rising of the groundwater table and the archaeological layers being submerged under water.

There is a process currently on going where the groundwater table in various settlement areas is measured so that insight into monitoring system can be initiated.