LiDAR helps in finding 3,500 archaeological sites

LiDAR helps in finding 3,500 archaeological sites

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UK: Researchers at the New Forest National Park in southern England have found out 3,500 archaeological sites with the help of Light Detection and Ranging technology (LiDAR).

The archaeological sites uncovered include prehistoric field systems, Bronze Age burial mounds and an Iron Age hill fort. Archaeologists used a plane to fire harmless laser beams into the ground to build a 3D map of the surface. The New Forest is the first National Park in the country to have its entire landscape surveyed by LiDAR.

Source: itv.com