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Archaeologists are drafting a volunteer army to help map every ancient hill fort across Britain and Ireland.

It is part of a project to create an online atlas of around 5,000 of these Iron Age monuments.

Prehistory enthusiasts are being asked to identify and record features such as ramparts, ditches and entrances.

Prof Gary Lock, of Oxford University, said: “We want to shed new light on why they were created and how they were used.”

Despite their large numbers there has been little academic work on hill forts, how they were used and how they varied across Britain and Ireland, the researchers say. Read more.

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    This is pretty awesome. Can I volunteer despite being across the pond and having no skills?
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    I am so jealous of British and Irish people right now like you cannot BELIEVE.