Archaeologists google an ancient findBreaking News
David Thomas, a PhD student in La Trobe University's archaeological program in Melbourne, has used Google Earth to safely uncover historic sites in a remote part of war-torn Afghanistan.
Using the free internet resource, Thomas found up to 450 possible archaeological sites in Registan, which borders Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southern Afghanistan.
The decision to use Google Earth was"partly born out of adversity", Thomas says when a planned field trip was cancelled because of security concerns.
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