Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Caracol Lidar survey

The paper that has excited me the most at the International Symposium on Archaeometry this week in Tampa is:

The application of airborne LiDAR to an ancient Maya landscape
Chase, Arlen F.; Chase, Diane; Weishampel, John
University of Central Florida

This technology has been around, but this application hit me over the head as a stunning application to archaeology.

This (coincidentally) was in the session I co-organized on Field Methods, which used to contain many archaeological geophysics papers, but now has more of a mix, as the geophysics papers seem to be going to other venues.

The work of the Chases and colleagues at Caracol (source of photo) was nicely described this week in a New York Times article. I'd like to think the story was picked up from the ISA.

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