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Remote Sensing

Armchair archeologists dig Google Earth

New Scientist
4 February 2011

Google Earth is helping archeologists spot potential dig sites from the comfort of their homes and offices.

Almost two thousand potential archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia have been discovered from an office chair in Perth, Australia, thanks to high-resolution satellite images from the desktop computer program.

In 2008 researchers from Melbourne, Australia, found 463 potential sites in the Registan desert in Afghanistan using Google Earth.

Full story from New Scientist/One Per Cent blog