Archaeologists have done amazing with lidardiscovery regarding the mayan civilization

It is well known that the jungle can hide many secrets of the past,
since to conduct archaeological excavations in the impassable jungle
hard, almost impossible. However, the help of an archaeologist today
came such an amazing device as a lidar that allows
scan the environment, creating two-dimensional and even three-dimensional
pictures of what is on the ground under the forest and shrub
the cover, because its light rays pass through the plants,
however, they are reflected from stone surfaces.

Therefore, to find the walls, the foundations of ancient buildings for
lidar is not difficult. Thanks to this
a group of archaeologists, consisting of only eighteen people, has managed
pretty easy and quick to scan the jungle of the Yutakan Peninsula and
to my surprise, to discover here almost 70 thousand different
Mayan civilization buildings. In addition, scientists have discovered hundreds
kilometers of roads that once connected the ancient cities and more
small settlements.

Preliminary estimates based on today’s
discovery, somewhere in the 5th – 8th centuries of our era, on Yutakan there lived
less than 11 million representatives of this nation, that is,
each kilometer accounted for up to 120 Mayans. And this
civilization has achieved much more in construction,
agriculture, communications and much more than previously thought.

The previous archaeological approaches, says the author of this
Marcelo Canuto’s research can be compared with a blind search, but
the diggers of antiquities themselves – with myopic people. Lidar in this
case – those glasses that, finally, acquired a modern
�”Myopic archeology”.

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