Title

Analysis of the Cerro El Vigía Archaeological Area Using LiDAR Data

Presenter Information

Matthew MeyerFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Sophomore

Major

Archaeology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Haluk Cetin, PhD

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

In order to examine a 2001 archaeological survey of the Cerro El Vigía area in the Eastern Papaloapan Basin in Southern Veracruz, Mexico, LiDAR data were obtained from the Instituto Nacional Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) to better analyze structures described in the original report. The report’s original maps were successful in describing collection zones within the survey area, and topographic mapping was successful in determining the general elevation of natural features. However, maps of constructed features, such as mounds were largely overlooked in terms of scale and scope of remains in the survey area as a whole. With this LiDAR data, we hope to better understand the scope and size of different sites within the survey area in terms of what structural remains have been left behind.

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Sigma Xi Poster Competition (Juried)

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Analysis of the Cerro El Vigía Archaeological Area Using LiDAR Data

In order to examine a 2001 archaeological survey of the Cerro El Vigía area in the Eastern Papaloapan Basin in Southern Veracruz, Mexico, LiDAR data were obtained from the Instituto Nacional Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) to better analyze structures described in the original report. The report’s original maps were successful in describing collection zones within the survey area, and topographic mapping was successful in determining the general elevation of natural features. However, maps of constructed features, such as mounds were largely overlooked in terms of scale and scope of remains in the survey area as a whole. With this LiDAR data, we hope to better understand the scope and size of different sites within the survey area in terms of what structural remains have been left behind.