October 3, 2022

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Laser Archaeology: Revealing the Amazon’s Urban Jungle

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Hard-to-reach places, like the Amazon rainforest, can hide traces of past civilizations. But scientists are finding ways to explore these areas from above and discover the effects these ancient peoples had on their environment.

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04780-4

Lasers reveal ancient urban sprawl hidden in the Amazon


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