Lasers Used to Unlock the Hidden Secrets of Stonehenge
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-10-24 08:00
3-D lasers are being used to reveal carvings on the stones at Stonehenge.
Wessex Archaeology began scanning at Stonehenge with 3-D lasers in 2002 and now
the research has revealed never before seen carvings and markings left by
bronze axes. So far, scans of three stones have been completed, with plans to
scan all 83 in the future. The low-energy laser does not damage the stones.
"With more time we could uncover many more and make plainer the outline of
some known carvings that are difficult to see," said Tom Goskar of Wessex
Archaeology. "This would give us a much better idea of the extent of the
carvings and help us achieve a greater understanding of the monument."
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