Northwest College

The LIDAR Revolution at Tikal, Guatemala

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00 PM  
Northwest College
Intercultural House
565 College Drive
Powell, WY

The very recent development of LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology has truly revolutionized the field of Maya archaeology. In this talk, NWC’s resident Maya archaeologist Greg Smith discusses what LIDAR is and why it is such a big deal for archaeology. He will use the ancient Maya city of Tikal, Guatemala--where he led a field studies course last May--as a case study. This event is part of the NWC Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Lunch will be provided. 

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