Nearly 500 Mesoamerican monuments revealed by laser mapping, many first time

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Mexico (U.S.)/Canadian-Media: Nearly 500 Mesoamerican monuments have been uncovered by scientists in southern Mexico using an airborne laser mapping technology called lidar, www.science.org news reports said.

Researchers used the imaging technology lidar to reveal 478 Mesoamerican monuments in southern Mexico, including this Maya complex called Aguada Fénix. Image credit: ALFONSOBOUCHOT/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS (CC BY-SA)