LIDAR as Important as Carbon Dating

Chris Fisher

“This is it—the paradigm shift,” archaeologist Chris Fisher told Ars. “Just like the advent of radiocarbon dating, LiDAR will have the same impact.” That is quite a statement about the potential impact of LIDAR technology in the field of archaeology.

“LiDAR technology (helps) map not only ancient architecture,” Fisher wrote, “but the underlying landscape in a more cost-effective manner than would a traditional archaeological survey.”

Additionally, the quality of the data is better than any method that has come before.

LIDAR is causing a revolution in the field of archaeology and anthropology – I if anyone would have predicted this.

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