Here’s this month’s collection of computational archaeology articles:
- Scientists Use Lasers To Discover Ancient Lost City: A lost city in Cambodia has been discovered using LIDAR technology. More deails from this BBC news article.
- Maya City in 3-D: This article is quite old but it describes the use of LIDAR equipment to generate a 3D map of a Mayan settlement. This 3D map then revealed a number of previously undiscovered buildings and roads in the area. Click on the pictures for more information.
- Experts Make ‘Stunning Finds’ From One of World’s Most Mysterious Shipwrecks: Archaeologists and divers recovered a variety of artefacts form a Greek treasure ship which sunk in the Mediterranean. What makes this article relevant to computational archaeology is that a 3D map of the area was also done using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). Here’s the discovery news article.
- Diving Into a Mediterranean Shipwreck: Archaeologists use a deep-sea mini submarine to find a 2000 year old shipwreck. Some more on this.
- Opinion: More Archaeological Finds Coming Through Tech: This article describes a variety of recent archaeological discoveries and how technology has helped with these discoveries. People say that “there is nothing left to discover”. This article opposes that view and explains that the introduction of technology may lead to a lot of ground-breaking archaeological discoveries.