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The Mirador Basin Project using new technology to reveal a vast highway network

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 'superhighways' that once connected pyramids.


Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

By Sarah Saunders

January 18, 2017

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