LIDAR technology is being employed to look for roads that the Romans built in the 1st century in Britain. Since 1998 the Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above to help with work such as flood modelling and tracking changing coastlines. But these LIDAR
Airborne laser scanning carried out at Angkor Wat in Cambodia has revealed the complex is larger than previously believed. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1500m×600m, is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent
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
Researchers working in the Archaeological Zone of El Tajin in Mexico have found three new ball fields as well as other buildings after using LiDar technology to scan the area. Ph.D Guadalupe Zetina Gutierrez, investigator in the Archaeological Zone of El Tajin, allowed some of the project’s advances to be revealed.
Archaeologists in Europe are employing the use of remote-scanning techniques to identify the locations of thousands of historical sites. Lidar technology has also allowed archaeologists to make surprising discoveries in more obscure locations. For example, in a forest near Göppingen, in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg, they have found an
Researchers performing a Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) survey of the rainforests of Honduras have identified ancient ruins, possibly the lost city of Ciudad Blanca, beneath the think jungle canopy. In the Honduras project, the UH team blanketed the area with as many 25 to 50 laser pulses per square meter --
Ars Technica has posted an interesting article about LiDAR and how archaeologists are using it in the field. Last year, LiDAR enabled Fisher to create a full-fledged picture of the important Mesoamerican capital in greater detail. This included the discovery of several pyramids, ceremonial complexes and thousands of residences and other