Using lidar technology to find lost cities

05/22/2013 | Nature (free content)

Scientists have used lidar technology to find what may be the remnants of lost cities in the Honduran rainforest. They originally presented their findings to the Honduran government last year, but Steve Elkins, a filmmaker associated with the project, recently revealed previously unreleased images. The images depict features that are evidence of at least two cities, according to Colorado State University archaeologist Christopher Fisher. "We're trying to identify the densest amount of features so we can go there and look at them," Colorado State geographer Stephen Leisz said.

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