Excavation of the ancient city to begin in 2013 with grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Angamuco is located in Lake Patzcuaro Basin
One year ago, Fisher and Leisz used ground-breaking LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to help map the city from the air. The LiDAR survey revealed more than 20,000 architectural features and a highly organized city that is far more complex and included more people than previous research in the region has suggested.
Included in the survey are several small pyramids, the only ball court in the region and evidence of a residential community of more than 25,000 people. In addition, there is evidence of a complex water management system and intensive agricultural features.
Colorado State University professors win grants to excavate ancient city in Mexico
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