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Seuils de détection des anciens sites de l’architecture Maya basés sur l’imagerie LiDAR : identification des sites sous la canopée

Abstract : LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) is a topographical tool that has become increasingly more important to the field of archeology. Its recognition is warranted due to its surveying capabilities to cross through the canopy and for its speed of execution for large surfaces. It is most suitable for the detection of Maya sites covered by abundant tropical forest and particularly difficult to access. Thanks to LiDAR, many relics have been discovered, but many of them previously known are not clearly visible with produced imagery. Therefore, the criteria for detection of this tool, its power, and influential factors of the visibility of the remains are in question. This TFE presents the different steps that try to answer to these questions, as well as discuss the visualization of previously known sites, the identification of new sites and exploration in the field with the analysis of the collected results. It reveals the extraordinary capacities of LiDAR and the benefits of its use within archaeology, especially for challenging environments.
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Gabriel Mordant. Seuils de détection des anciens sites de l’architecture Maya basés sur l’imagerie LiDAR : identification des sites sous la canopée. Sciences de l'ingénieur [physics]. 2014. ⟨dumas-01179392⟩

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