Infrared Archeology

I should have been an Egyptologist. (That assumes, of course, that I could have made it past Zahi Hawass.) The BBC has a program out spotlighting some really interesting research:

> It is possible that only one percent of the wonders of Ancient Egypt have been discovered, but now, thanks to a pioneering approach to archaeology, that is about to change. Dr Sarah Parcak uses satellites to probe beneath the sands, where she has found cities, temples and pyramids. Now, with Dallas Campbell and Liz Bonnin, she heads to Egypt to discover if these magnificent buildings are really there.

(I wonder what I could learn from infrared images of the Louisiana landscape.)