The complexity of ancient Mayan cities now demonstrated

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September 26, 2018

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patriciamar, « The complexity of ancient Mayan cities now demonstrated », AFEQ english, ID : 10670/1.zphsdh


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The detection, thanks to Lidar technology, of thousands of Mayan ruins in northern Guatemala was revealed last January. Their extensive analysis was published on September 28, 2018 in the journal Science by an international collaboration in which two French researchers, a CNRS archaeologist and a geographer from the University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis participated. Thanks to the Lidar, 135 km2, or 70 times the study area studied so far, could be explored. First surprise: the density of h...

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