Archaeologists Are Using Drones to Map Ancient Venezuelan Rock Art

Artnet News |Sarah Cascone

Thousands of years old, ancient rock art can be faint and difficult to see. Now, thanks to the Cotúa Island-Orinoco Reflexive Archaeology Project, some of the world’s best-known petroglyphs have been mapped in unprecedented detail with the assistance of drone technology.

Equipped with photogrammetry cameras, the drones were able to create three-dimensional renderings of the carvings, reports National Geographic. Archaeologists have been studying the carvings in the area for years, but have never before been able to document them with this degree of accuracy…read more 

Image | Photo courtesy of Philip Riris.

2018-10-23T20:17:03+00:00