DEyncourt wrote: Amatuer archeologist spent £32 K to buy land to reveal what may be a large though once-lost medieval town on the border of Wales:
The article points out that many modern British cities are built on top of the remains of their older versions. For most places construction has largely removed any archeological remains.
On the other hand there are places outside of modern towns where the precise location of a medieval village or town was not too accurate, and that time and erosion and farming may have erased any surface evidence as had happened in the case of the medieval town of Trellech.
Some academics are disputing this guy's claims. Part of the problem is that there have been digs by those academics in the area as long as 20 years before his "discovery" in 2004. And Wilson--that "amatuer archeologist"--has been disparaging those efforts by others who now claim that Wilson has basically stolen their credit.