Archaeologist Tracks Jordan Tomb Looting With Custom Drone

/ 3 years ago

Mideast Jordan Bones And Drones

An archaeologist, concerned at ancient tombs in Jordan being looted, decided to use a flying drone to track thieves and monitor the entry of stolen relics into the black market.

Chad Hill, an archaeologist from the University of Connecticut, built a custom “septocoptor” to help map more than 10,000 tombs in the Fifa area, near the Dead Sea.

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“We can see the change through time, not just of ‘a huge pit has been dug’ but where different stones have moved,” said Hill. “It’s a level of resolution of spatial data collection that’s never really been possible until the last couple of years.”

Source: Mashable


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