It’s been while since one of my news posts, so here are some exciting articles with news about the field.
- New Survey Reveals More Mysteries At Stonehenge: Ground penetrating radar and 3D laser scanning used to survey Stonehenge leading to the discovery of 15 potential henges, pits and barrows.
- Satellites spot lost Guatemala Mayan temples: Archaeologists and NASA scientists (:D) teamed up and foud lost Mayan temples in Guatemalan jungle.
- Two Ancient Maya Cities Unearthed In Mexican Jungle: Two Mayan cities found in Mexico using aerial photographs. (Discovery news article).
- New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone: A drone has been used to watch Peruvian archaeological sites to spot looters. The drones provide a bird’s-eye views of ruins that can be converted into 3-D images and highly detailed maps. It is useful not only to protect the sites but also to document them.
- Cave Dive Reveals Earliest American, Rare Creatures: Photos: Underwater archaeologists use photography, videography, three dimensional modelling and sampling to study an ancient skeleton found in an underwater cave.
- Coastal Archaeology: A reader sent me the link to their blog a while ago and I completely forgot to post it ( sorry ). This blog discusses the E’se’get Archaeology Project where archaeologists use tablet, do 3D visualisation and use a variety of software to model the scenarios that they are analysing.
- 2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered: A high-resolution 3-D model of a site containing a 2700 year old Phoenician Shipwreck is being generated from high-resolution photos taken of the site.
- New Nazca Lines Found in Peruvian Desert: Pilot discovers new Nazca lines (geoglyphs) in Peru during a flyover. No particular technology was used for the discovery but satellite imaging is useful to analyse the discovery.
- Underground Map Reveals Hidden Secrets Of Stonehenge And Nearby Monstrous “Super Henge”: Researchers used magnetometer, ground penetrating radars, aerial photograph and airborne laser scanning to produce high-resolution 3D maps of the hidden parts of the Stonehenge.