Archaeological application of airborne LiDAR to examine social changes in the Ceibal region of the Maya lowlands

  title={Archaeological application of airborne LiDAR to examine social changes in the Ceibal region of the Maya lowlands},
  author={Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan and Flory Pinz{\'o}n and Melissa Burham and Jos{\'e} Luis Ranchos and Kazuo Aoyama and Tsuyoshi Haraguchi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Although the application of LiDAR has made significant contributions to archaeology, LiDAR only provides a synchronic view of the current topography. An important challenge for researchers is to extract diachronic information over typically extensive LiDAR-surveyed areas in an efficient manner. By applying an architectural chronology obtained from intensive excavations at the site center and by complementing it with surface collection and test excavations in peripheral zones, we analyze LiDAR… CONTINUE READING
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