Archaeologists conducting an aerial survey over 10 ancient sites in northern Guatemala have identified over 60000 new Maya structures, including pyramids, causeways, house foundations and defensive fortifications, through LiDAR scans of the jungle area.
A Norman-era defensive structure built 800 years ago was found on the lands of Mount Stewart Trust Estate, Ards peninsula, Northern Ireland. the site has been detected by LIDAR and has been unnoticed so far because of dense vegetation cover.
Archaeologists managed to locate the lost village of Goschwitz, near Strzelin, South-West Poland, with use of freely available airborne LiDAR data. The Medieval village dates back to the 13th century and existed only for a couple decades.
An ancient network of roads that stretched over nearly 250 kilometres has been discovered in the Guatemalan jungle thanks to LiDAR scans. The structures date to 600 BC and were created by the first state-like civilisation that developed in Mesoamerica.
Linear features and enclosures were identified on airborne LiDAR data within the Białowieża Forest in north-eastern Poland. Archaeologists examined selected sites of the newly-found feature complex and determined their man-made character.
Researchers conducted a project to reveal and document the military history of the rural region of South Norfolk, East United Kingdom, which played a pivotal role in military actions during the world wars.
As archaeological investigation at the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province of Laos continues, archaeologists create a three-dimensional virtual reality to document and allow for remote exploration of the mysterious site.
Archaeologist at Isle of Man apply modern prospection techniques to study mounds that range from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. These methods include LiDAR measurements, geophysics and DNA analysis.
Remains of a 200-year-old plantation manager’s building, owner’s mansion and a kitchen building were unearthed through excavation in La Caroline, north-eastern French Guiana. The plantation was one of hundreds functioning between 18th-19th centuries in that area of South America.
LiDAR technology helped researchers to uncover evidence of architectural structures hidden under vegetation in the vicinity of Machu Picchu in Peru. Among the newly discovered structures are terraces and platforms and pathways of the Inca Trail stretch.
Aerial Laser Scanning revealed presence of a prehistoric farming in the area between Arun river valley in West Sussex and Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire. The LiDAR survey produced images showing that a field system already protected as a scheduled monument was just a small part of a vast swathe of later pre-historic cultivation.
Vast fields of dome-shaped earthen mounds were found by archaeologists in 1000-year-old sites in Cambodia. The features are organised into gridded patterns. The scientists are puzzled what these structures were used for.
Two knight keeps in the vicinity of Gliwice (Southern Poland), in Pniów and in Stare Tarnowice have been studied by archaeologists from the Museum in Gliwice.
The Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above since 1998. This LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is also publicly available and has proved particularly helpful to archaeologists seeking to map ancient features, such as Roman roads that have been ‘lost’, some for thousands of years.