Sarah Parcak at Excavation
Sarah Parcak is an archaeologist who has used satellite photography to expose increased looting of archaeological sites in Egypt and is applying the technology to locate promising archaeological sites around the world. Here are links to several of her presentations and book reviews:
March 2012 Ted Talk: “Archaeology from space.”
February 2016 Ted Talk: “Help discover ancient ruins—before it’s too late.”
June 2016 Ted Talk: “Hunting for Peru’s lost civilizations—with satellites.”
National Geographic Live talk in 2015: Risk Takers: Archaeology From Space
Website for her Global Explorer Website.
Here is a review of her 2009 book: Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology 1st Edition
Here is a link to purchase the 2009 book.
Here is a link to purchase her 2019 book: Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past Hardcover – July 9, 2019
I see her work as complementary to last week’s post on LIDAR. The science of discovery is moving apace with dating, DNA and other tools integrating modern science into archaeology.
Thanks for visiting,
R. E. J. Burke