Archaeologists in Peru are getting ready to fly an unmanned craft that could radically speed up data gathering at historical sites.
Usually, “mapping” is an extremely time consuming process and can take several years to complete.
New technology developed by archaeologists and engineers from Vanderbilt University, in the US, should accelerate this process.
The device will be tested later this month at the Mawchu Llacta site.
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“If you could just fly this thing, it’d be a cheap way of acquiring high-resolution aerial data,” he told BBC News.
That last bit is the absolute key to it all: cheap, extensive, and good data.
And this link has basically the same stuff but with a short video with the actual drone.