Archaeologists used LIDAR to discover thousands of “Mayan” structures in Guatemala. CREDIT
We have previously been introduced to LIDAR in post 175 as it proved its worth rolling back the jungle over ruins in Mesoamerica. But now we shall hear about an expedition that went in to confirm just one of the thousands of archaeological structures revealed from that scan. They went to the precise GPS location of one of the pyramids on the LIDAR graphic.
We knew a big LIDAR mapping had been done over the most impenetrable jungle of Mesoamerica, but hadn’t heard what was done with the data. Today we learn.
This Lost City of the Monkey God video (40 minutes) is the best way to discover what could not have been done without LIDAR and a couple million bucks. The video is so good (by interviewers and the author who participated) that as soon as I started the video I was captivated and regretted when the interview ended. The story is so good that I bought the author’s book in hardback and new (about $10 on Amazon four years after it was published). This published report will complement and provide links related to the Monkey God City. And these two videos show the speed and striking by the Fer-de-Lance (Bothrops asper).
I have more material about a different high-tech approach to locate ancient artifacts. I’ll publish that next week. The current 40-minute video will take enough of your time for this week.
Thanks for visiting,
Richard E. J. Burke