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    60,000 new places to hunt and to explore

    On February 1, 2018, Guatemalan, U.S., and European archaeologists announced the discovery via LIDAR of about 60,000 new individual Mayan structures in the reserve.[10] The structures, hidden under dense foliage, include four major Mayan ceremonial centers with plazas and pyramids.[10] Other structures include elevated highways, complex irrigation and terracing systems, defensive walls, ramparts and fortresses, although signs of looting were also found.[11] The LIDAR imagery also showed that the Mayans altered the landscape more significantly than previously thought; in some areas, 95% of available land was cultivated.[10] The discovery has been described as a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology; it suggested that Central America supported an advanced civilization that, at its peak, was more comparable to the advanced cultures of ancient Greece or China rather than to the disparate city states that ground-based research had long suggested.[11] Over 800 sq mi (2,100 sq km) of the reserve were surveyed, producing the largest LIDAR data set ever made for archaeological research.[11]

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    I read about this recent discovery, that is just insane that something that vast could remain hidden for so many years. I get that the jungle there is dang near impenetrable but you would have thought a local would have stumbled upon it.
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    Population estimated to be 10 to 15 million people, or about the same population as present day Los Angeles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    I read about this recent discovery, that is just insane that something that vast could remain hidden for so many years. I get that the jungle there is dang near impenetrable but you would have thought a local would have stumbled upon it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot View Post
    Population estimated to be 10 to 15 million people, or about the same population as present day Los Angeles.
    What's so cool is it's been right there and never discovered. Something so huge and still so hidden, makes this an exciting find. There must be many lost civilizations yet to be discovered around this world.
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    this is cool stuff,
    thanks brad
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    I'll never forget a statement an archeologist made to me years ago... "metal detectorists are thieves of history"

    I responded with, "there's no way that you guys can save everything, his very educated response was... "oh yes we can"!

    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
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    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1637 View Post
    this is cool stuff,
    thanks brad
    The Lidar systems sure outline what was hidden in the undergrowth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    I'll never forget a statement an archeologist made to me years ago... "metal detectorists are thieves of history"

    I responded with, "there's no way that you guys can save everything, his very educated response was... "oh yes we can"!

    Dave
    This will be the go to place for all the Archies now on there time off.
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    Still hope for the Lost City of Z then.
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    Wish they could do that for me in Western Oregon. That really is something pepperj.
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