Dozens of geoglyphs found in southern Peri have now been mapped. Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings, have been identified and mapped near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa, revealing that these earthen designs were created near ancient pathways used for trade. Geoglyphs are designs, which often form shapes
Archaeologists are working to map the theatre district at the ancient city of Nea Paphos. The University of Sydney team has been excavating at Nea Paphos for two decades under the auspices of Cyprus’ Department of Antiquities. In that time it has uncovered and studied a theatre used for performance and
A team of archaeologists have used noninvasive technologies to map a gladiatorial school in Austria that dates back to the 2nd century. "It was a prison; they were prisoners," says Wolfgang Neubauer, an archaeologist at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology who led the study team. "They lived
Archaeologists are employing the use of GPS, lasers and robots to map Rome’s ancient aqueducts. They abseil down access wells and clamber through crevices to access the 11 aqueducts that supplied Rome, which still run for hundreds of kilometres underground and along stunning viaducts. The mission of these "speleo-archaeologists" is to update
Archaeologists have employed the use of airborne laser technology to map the ancient city of Mahendraparvata in Cambodia. The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries - temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted. An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a
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.
Researchers in Iran have completed the first phase of a project to map of Iran's archaeological sites. The map was unveiled during a ceremony at the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in Tehran on Monday. A total of 45,000 archaeological sites appear on the map, team director Abbas Moqaddam said