How Cutting-Edge Tech Is Empowering Ancient Archaeology

Lidar, drones, and more are helping field researchers uncover hidden worlds

Andrew Dickson
OneZero
Published in
5 min readJun 27, 2019

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Illustration: Daniel Zender

NNeal Spencer likes to travel light. Spencer is an archeologist and keeper of the Egypt and Sudan department at the British Museum, and he makes regular trips to Sudan in northeast Africa. His current dig is at the site of an ancient walled town…

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Andrew Dickson
OneZero

A critic and journalist based in London, Andrew covers culture for the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times and the New Yorker. andrewjdickson.com