FUTURE MEETINGS AND TALKS (PUBLIC WELCOME)
February 15, 2016 7:00 pm Public Welcome. Free
Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Street, 7:00PM
Speaker Dr. Jaime Awe
Topic: Lasers in the Jungle: The Application of LIDAR Survey
in the Maya Area of Belize
Description of Talk: Until quite recently, the documentation of archaeological sites in tropical environments presented researchers with considerable challenges. More often than not, surveys in these contexts were very difficult, and generally involved the cutting of narrow cuts through dense jungle vegetation. The introduction and application of accurate, high-resolution, airborne light detection and ranging (Lidar) data during the last five years has dramatically changed this situation, and Lidar-based surveys are now becoming increasingly important for the discovery and visualization of complete archaeological settlement systems in tropical environments.
This presentation describes how the recent application of lidar survey in western Belize has allowed for rapid acquisition of spatial data not previously possible from pedestrian surveys, and how this technology has become increasingly important for the recording of complete archaeological settlement systems in the Maya Lowlands, and for the discovery and visualization of prehistoric features across the ancient Maya landscape.
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