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LiDAR used to map colonial-era roads and farmsteads

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Researchers working in Connecticut and Massachusetts are employing the use of LiDAR technology to map the colonial-era roads and farmsteads in the area.

The airborne technology bounces laser light pulses off the ground to generate precise pictures of surface features. A quiet revolution in archaeology has resulted from LiDAR’s advent, with scholars making new discoveries by using the technology to look at Maya cities, Stonehenge’s plains, and Renaissance palaces, among other places.

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Story: Dan Vergano, National Geographic News | Photo: National Geographic News

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