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Research to Take Place at El Tajin Using LIDAR Technology

Digital mapping will allow new research projects to be part of El Tajin Archaeological Zone Management Plan. Photo: INAH/M. Tapia.

MEXICO CITY.- Altars, plazas and ballgame
among other Prehispanic structures that are still buried at El Tajin,
may be detected by using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) devises.
Archaeologist Patricia Castillo Peña, academic director of the site in
of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) informed
mapping the archaeological zone is a project that will allow to have
register of ancient structures.
She commented that the
initiative is
being revised by the INAH Archaeology Council. In case of being
approved, an
agreement between INAH and Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) will be set to
the company with the LIDAR technology that may conduct the inspection,
to be
selected by PEMEX.