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Computer and laser
According to an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, beam technology can significantly speed up work in the archaeological field.
Doctor, human scholarHarold L.
Dibble is an assistant professor of anthropology, who will use the traditional surveyor tool, a laser-
Beam measuring device for locating the workpiece.
He wrote a program to record and compile their location.
The new technology allows researchers to measure the position of the skeleton and immediately input data into a small microcomputer.
The processor connected to the photoelectric meter.
Back to base camp, the data is transferred from a small field computer to a more powerful computer that produces a color
Coded map dug that dayDr.
Dible is a team member who digs the Stone Age site about 100 miles northeast of Bordeaux, France.
A version of this article was printed on page C00010 of the National edition on January 13, 1987 with the title: scientific observation; Quick Work.