LiDAR-aided ground survey in the Puuc Hills, Yucatan, Mexico


A 2013 NASA LiDAR mission passed over the eastern extreme of the region being investigated by the Bolonchen Regional Archaeological Project (BRAP), in the process partially imaging the secondary site of Acambalam II/III. A substantial portion of the site was ground-checked during the summer of 2016. This paper discusses post-collection LiDAR processing and the possibilities for feature detection and landscape use revealed by ground truthing. The data also provide interesting demographic information on a broader scale for comparison with our 11 km2 100% pedestrian survey carried out by Gallareta.

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LiDAR-aided ground survey in the Puuc Hills, Yucatan, Mexico. William Ringle, Tomas Gallareta Negron, Dan Griffin. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429758)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16251