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Lidar Yields Clues into Native American History

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

Archaeologists have been using lidar to advance investigations of the past, primarily in areas where there were known large-scale civilizations in dense forested settings, such as Mayan areas in Central America and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. For smaller archaeological explorations, most surveys are not as sophisticated and the brunt of the work has to be done on foot. In northern Michigan, for example, Meghan Howey, a researcher and associate professor of anthropology at the University of New Hampshire, has been leading students and volunteers around Douglas and Burt Lakes — near the...Read full article

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