Thursday, March 13, 2014

Archaeology With A Drone

Unmanned aircraft known as drones have become notorious for such things as launching missiles at enemy combatants in Afghanistan, but a former soldier has found a very different use for them.  As reported in Mail Online:
Ex-soldier Bill Clary who owns drone business ‘Got Aerials’ piloted the unmanned aircraft over the Utah desert to discover the rock carvings on an inaccessible ledge on a high canyon wall.
The rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, are believed to have been made about 2,500 years ago by people of the basketmaker culture, an early phase of the Anasazi or Ancestral Pueblo culture.  The drone was used because of the difficulty of getting to the petroglyphs on foot.

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