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LiDAR survey reveals pre-Colombian ruins under forest canopy…

June 16, 2012

LiDAR survey carried out by field teams from the University of Houston (UH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), has mapped a remote region of Honduras indicating the locations of several new archaeological sites.

The results, recently announced by Honduras President Porfirio Lobo, mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging (LiDAR) survey of part of that country’s Mosquitia region, one of the world’s least-explored virgin rainforests.

Read the full article at Past Horizons (.com)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2012 10:08:17 pm

    Thats awesome! Archaeology can often save an area from mining and exploitation this way. I wonder if we could use this technology to finally put the nails in the coffin of the massive great pulp mill that keeps trying (despite massive opposition from the population) to be built on the pristine waters of the Tamar River (just around the corner from our place)? Worth a try…

  2. January 28, 2014 10:08:22 am

    It’s really very important information on LIDAR, Thank you so much for your valuable time to write this important information for us.

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