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WIRED SCIENCE | Laser Archeology | PBS

Duration: 02:45

Ben Kaycra grew up playing on ancient Mesopotamian ruins in his native Iraq. As an adult, he became a civil engineer and developed lasers that can scan buildings and translate them into three-dimensional blueprints. Host Ziya Tong takes a trip to Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park to see how this technology is changing the way archaeologists are mapping the ancient ruins of the Pueblo Indians.

To see the full segment, visit www.pbs.org/kcet/wired... after original broadcast. Tune in to WIRED SCIENCE on your local PBS station (check local listings). For more information, visit www.pbs.org/wiredscience

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Post Date: November 15, 2007