Category Archives: Methodology

Imaging Technology Being Used to Decipher Maya Inscriptions

A technology known as Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) is being utilized for the first time to help decipher Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions. RTI works by manipulating light on a photographic sequence in order to produce very high quality images. Researchers at … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Turn to Digital Mapping to Uncover Prehispanic Structures in Veracruz

Archaeologists are more frequently turning to non-invasive and non-destructive digital mapping technologies in order to locate and outline features of archaeological sites. These technologies are especially useful when old-fashioned excavation methods are not possible or are prohibited. [See our stories … Continue reading

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High-Tech Methods Make Headway in Plataiai Excavation

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A team working to unearth the lost city of Plataiai in Greece has made headway with high-tech methods used during the survey and excavation process. The team … Continue reading

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New Method Could Revolutionize Dating of Ancient Artifacts

Scientists on Tuesday announced the development of a new method to determine the age of ancient artifacts that does not require damaging the remains in any way. Previously “off-limits” artifacts may now potentially be dated using the new technique. “This … Continue reading

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