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Writer Fuel: Lasers Reveal Remains of Mighty Mayan Nation in Guatemalan Jungle

complex of Maya pyramids in Guatemala as seen via lidar

Geologists in northern Guatemala have discovered a massive Maya site that stretches approximately 650 square miles (1,700 square kilometers) and dates to the Middle and Late Preclassic period (roughly 1000 B.C. to 250 B.C.). The findings were the result of an aerial survey that researchers conducted via airplane using lidar (light detection and ranging), in … Read more