Laser mapping ancient Mayan temples
Loved the BoingBoing subject for this post: Pew pew! For science! Lasers map ancient Mayan temples... ;-)
Scientists using LIDAR mapped 80
So freaking cool. NYTimes: Using lasers to map ancient civilization in a matter of days
Imagine this used in places like Angkor Way or other areas of SouthEast Asia as well.
(note to anyone who ever needs a techie archaeology geek to work on this stuff: I've always wanted to get down to do the Hummingbird Highway and see Caracol, Tikal and a whack of sites in Southern Mexico. So, um...ask if you need someone!).