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Lidar has helped rewrite the global history of cities

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https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a ... megacities
How Early Megacities Emerged From the Jungles of Cambodia
And how instability, climate, and neglect drove their slow collapse.

by Annalee NewitzFebruary 10, 2021
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Lidar has helped rewrite the global history of cities. Excerpt:
“What are those?” I asked Evans, imagining some kind of specialized agricultural feature.

“Termite mounds,” he replied, pointing to a lump of earth nearby. “They love it at this elevation.”

Not everything the lidar sees is from a vanished civilization. But those termite mounds were a reminder of how powerful the technology is—it can pick out extremely small features in the landscape—and how deft the researchers are at identifying the difference between ancient structures and natural features of the modern forest. Trying to ignore the insect cities overrunning the land around us, I returned to contemplating the works of humanity."
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Re: Lidar has helped rewrite the global history of cities

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This one, too!
https://www.independent.ie/entertainmen ... 82193.html
Stonehenge discovery an ‘astonishing breakthrough’, says Professor Alice Roberts
Experts believe that ‘they may have recovered the true origins’ of the ancient monument.

“Very often in pre-history we’re left asking those questions and I don’t think we’ll ever know because we just don’t have any written record.”

Archaeologists used 3D scanning techniques, traditional field archaeology, and laboratory analysis to discover when and where the stones for Stonehenge were quarried and where they first stood.
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