International Trip to Ancient Mayan and Crusader Sites Recognized by the College
A recent postcard distributed to college alumni and friends of the William States Lee College of Engineering features the work accomplished in the 2007 data collection trips to Mayan and Crusader sites.
The article provides a high-level summary of ongoing research in the laboratory exploring ways which current technologies, specifically 3D laser measurement devices, can contribute to solving difficult problems in anthropology and archaeology.
These trips concentrated on investigating uses of 3D LIDAR (LIght Distance And Ranging) for use in archaeological and anthropological field environments. A custom-built laser was developed at the laboratory which performed well given the difficult and demanding conditions associated with field archaeology.
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