Mapping Britain’s Genetic History

I recently had a chance to read a very interesting article on the mapping of Britain’s genetic make up. Not only has the genetic composition of the region been surprisingly consistent, but many of the invasions in Britain’s history have had little genetic impact (eg. The Roman occupation for nearly 400 years, did not drastically change the genetic make-up of the region’s peoples).

This is a wonderful example of geomatics being applied to subjects not often researched by the field. If you’re interested, check out the full article here.

Archaeological Application of Thermal Imagery Sensors on Drones

Today I read an interesting article on the use of drones for discovering archaeological sites. Drones equipped with thermal imagery sensors, were able to find kivas (ancient spiritual structures) located in the New Mexican desert, based on differences in heat retention from beneath the surface. The article also discusses the potential that drone based LiDAR can provide the field of archaeology.

If you’re interested in remote sensing, archaeology, or drones, take a minute and read the full article on The Atlantic’s website, here.