What is the lecture mainly about? Misconceptions about muon detectors An investigation of an Egyptian pyramid using a muon detector The collaboration between physicists and archaeologists in the development of the muon detector Benefits that muon detectors can provide to archaeologists What aspect of muons is most useful to archaeologists? Their ability to carry information from outer space Their ability to break down cosmic rays into smaller particles Their ability to pass through solid matter Their ability to change the color of some surfaces According to the professor, what information can a muon detector provide about an ancient structure? The internal temperature of the structure The location of rooms within the structure The age of the structure The materials used to build the structure Why does the professor discuss damage to archaeological sites? To indicate a benefit of using muon detectors in archaeological research To describe an accident with a muon detector during a pyramid excavation To explain how muon detectors are useful in reconstructing damaged sites To explain why muon detectors were not often used in the past In what ways are modern muon detectors different from muon detectors used in 1967? Modern detectors are less expensive. Modern detectors use less energy. Modern detectors are not as large. Modern detectors take less time to produce an image. Modern detectors can scan in more than one direction. What is the professor’s opinion about the newer muon detectors? She appreciates the help they provide despite the time they take to produce images. She fears that many archaeologists will be unwilling to learn to use them. She feels that they have greater potential in areas of science other than archaeology. They provide more accurate information about the age of objects than older detectors did.