Friday, October 18, 2013

Space Archaeology- Eat Your Heart Out, Indiana Jones






"work is presently being done in Ohio using LiDar which allows us to see earthworks that are ‘hidden’ by tree cover.  Two such examples, provided to us by Jarrod Burks of Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc., are of Fort Hill and the New Love Group." -Linda Pansing, Ohio Archaeological Blog

"I like a good archaeological adventure (I’ve had many), and it would have been amazing to be part of the expedition that discovered Machu Picchu in 1911. But what ifHiram Bingham had the technology to find hundreds of other archaeological sites at the same time and create entire 3-D maps of the ancient landscape accurate to within a few inches?
This is called space archaeology. And it is happening right now. That’s why I believe today is the most exciting time in history to be an archaeologist." -Dr. Sarah Parcak, Slate.com.
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