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October 16, 2020

3D image of a 3,000-year-old Mayan monumental earthen platform

A 3D image of a 3,000-year-old Mayan monumental earthen platform (in dark brown) at Aguada FĂ©nix. The structure, built some 3,000 years ago, was detected by an airborne laser tool known as LiDAR.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant BCS 1826909.]

Learn more about this research in the NSF Research News story Largest, oldest Maya monument suggests importance of communal work. (Date image taken: May 1, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct.16, 2020)

Credit: Takeshi Inomata

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