Douglas Preston (Relic
, etc.) had the privilege of tagging along on the expedition, and penned his thoughts for The New Yorker
. Now that august publication's exclusitivity has lapsed, he's shared the article with his fans.
The El Dorado Machine
I've heard of the story before, but this has certainly been an interesting development. Ties in with these two threads as well -- The New Age of Exploration
& Archeology from the Air
Setting aside anthropological and literary seasons aside for a moment; LIDAR is fascinating bit of kit. The fine folk at the American Geophysical Union have some interesting things to read
for those who are so inclined.