LiDAR Scanning reveals ‘lost’ ancient Angamuco city ‘had as many buildings as Manhattan’

LiDAR is a technology we outlined earlier this month in identifying Mayan ruins. It is the same technology used in self driving cars. It has applications in archaeology because it can scan geography much faster than humans can. For example, when Purépecha Empire's Angamuco city in Mexico was excavated the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it... Continue Reading →

Last Friday, Ivan Sprajc led a group of researchers to a site in Campeche, a province in the western Yucatán peninsula, that he initially identified via stereoscopic aerial photographs. He and his group found the ruins of an enormous 54 acre (22 hectares) city, full of artifacts. The city is named Chactún. Chactún was occupied during the Late... Continue Reading →

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