Transects, Trowels, and Technology: Recreating the Ancient Landscape at Pacbitun, Belize
The ancient Maya site of Pacbitun, Belize was first systematically recorded in the 1980s. Since then, archaeologists have continuously worked on recreating the site’s ancient landscape. In addition to traditional survey methods, the Pacbitun Regional Archaeological Project (PRAP) has implemented non-invasive survey tools like terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and, more recently, the analysis of aerial LiDAR (light detection and ranging) data. In this poster we present a comparative analysis of traditional survey and excavation techniques, terrestrial laser scanning, and aerial laser scanning, implemented at Pacbitun. The aim is to explore how traditional and modern survey tools can complement each other in a fixed area that has undergone over three decades of archaeological research.
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Transects, Trowels, and Technology: Recreating the Ancient Landscape at Pacbitun, Belize. Jennifer Weber, Terry Powis, George Micheletti, Jaime Awe. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404520)
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