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April 6, 2019

Advances in technology often are viewed as signs of the future, but researchers exploring the past increasingly adapt modern technology in their efforts. Radio

November 6, 2018

Historic bridges, Eric Delony, National Park Service, HABS, Historic American Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, HAER, bridge technology, preservation technology, cultural heritage, historic architecture

August 6, 2017

The invention of the printing press ca. 1440 is considered perhaps the most important invention in human history. It allowed for the widespread distribution of information and ideas to the late medieval population in Europe and beyond, helping usher in the Renaissance...

May 29, 2017

As form often follows function, changes in architecture can often be traced to changes and innovations in technology. The relatively even skyline of 19th-century cities was not a direct result of the limits of structural engineering. Rather, limiting commercial buildin...

February 2, 2017

Eric Delony was a long-time staff member of the US National Park Service in their Historic American Engineering Survey (HAER), now part of the NPS' Heritage Documentation Program. In that position, Mr. Delony recognized the importance of the history of engine...

January 31, 2017

The newly installed President of the United States is (in)famous for his numerous and sometimes outrageous "tweets" through the social media application Twitter. Now US scientists, concerned their important research on, among other things, climate change, environmental...

January 24, 2017

The Spanish Interior Ministry recently announced the results of a pan-European investigation in the trafficking of art and artifacts that led to the recovery of more than 3,500 works. The investigation involved 8 countries spanning the European continent and included t...

January 24, 2017

The general trajectory of the succession of Mayan civilizations has long been understood by archaeologists. But new refined analysis of numerous radiocarbon samples from the site of Ceibal to document the similar patterns in a series of collapses of major Maya city cen...

January 23, 2017

The dense jungle that covers much of the former Mayan territory has long hindered research into that ancient society. Recently, researchers have combined the technologies of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) with 3-D printing to reveal a "network of ancient 'superhig...

January 10, 2017

In response to Nazi-sponsored raids of cultural treasures during World War II, the US government organized the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program to help identify the locations of and protect these looted works. Today, a modern-day version of this program—prote...

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