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Maps for Time Travelers

How Archaeologists Use Technology to Bring Us Closer to the Past

Mark D. McCoy

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Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before?
 
Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity’s distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.
 

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3d scanning, nonfiction, prehistory, geophysical diffraction, ancient cultures, social science, archaeologists, geospatial technology, stem, dig site, laser scanning, ruins, archaeology, ancient civilizations, digital mapping, anthropology, carbon dating, human history, digital atlas, evolutionary history, history, modeling, lasers, terrestrial laser, applied science, drone technology, paleoindian database, science, nature, geospatial archaeology