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A case for archaeological reconnaissance of the Cabo Catoche-Porvenir region of the northeastern Yucatan PeninsulaSatellite remote sensing technology is a tool with which archaeologists can, with relative ease, survey a region that is otherwise inaccessible. The northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula is such an area: it is isolated and sparsely inhabited, with dense forest and extensive swamps. From Cabo Catoche inland to Cancun, this remote corner of the ancient Maya world is virtually unexplored. Recent satellite images disclose evidence of past human activity in this unexplored region and offer a compelling argument for an archaeological reconnaissance.
Document ID
19900013511
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Duller, Charles E. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1990
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-102248
A-90002
NAS 1.15:102248
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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