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A Mayan Archaeologist Has Discovered 27 Previously Unknown Ancient Sites—All Without Ever Leaving His Computer

A resourceful archaeologist has made the stunning discovery of 27 new ancient Mayan sites—all without ever leaving his desk.

Takeshi Inomata, an researcher at the University of Arizona, made his discoveries using freely accessible light detection and ranging maps (LiDAR for short) published in 2011 by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography in Mexico, according to the New York Times.

The organization created the map, which surveys 4,400 square miles of land in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, with an eye toward serving businesses and researchers. An even though the imagery is low resolution, it still suited Inomata’s needs, especially considering it was free. (Inomata recently spent $62,000 on a less fruitful LiDAR map, and even then the price reflected a steep discount.)

Using the technology, Inomata—who specializes in the origins of Mayan civilization and its links to the early Olmec people—identified ceremonial sites never before seen by scholars.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo to this gentleman and for what he has achieved; discoveries like this, add to the richness of our understanding of human history on this earth.

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use it on the moon

NobodysaysBOO

put this in every lander /drone/probe ect ,use the maps from this before choosing moon/mars landing spots !!!
how come the rovers never have coil finder metal detectors?

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