This is a little different perspective on the use of LIDAR to “magically” identify ancient archaeological sites. According to this author it is not quite as simple as the press, or some commercial ventures would have you believe. Seems like LiDAR in the hands of certain people can lead to hype and unfounded claims.
In this press release from the University of Houston they take a little more cautious approach to what the bare earth model might reveal. It’s good to get a different perspective – provides a more complete understanding.