Lasers reveal prehistoric Irish ruins that may have been 'pathways for the dead'

Lasers have revealed hundreds of previously undiscovered prehistoric artifacts, including five rare ones, clustered in a swath of farmland in the Irish countryside.

Archaeologists discovered the ruins in Baltinglass, a town in County Wicklow in eastern Ireland, using LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), a technology in which a plane flies overhead while a machine fires laser pulses toward the ground. These pulses strike objects and then bounce back, helping researchers map the topography of the landscape.

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