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How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?
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How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?

How Can Satellite Images Unlock Secrets To Our Hidden Past?
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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hidden

About Sarah Parcak's TED Talk

Sarah Parcak is a pioneer in space archaeology. She describes her method of using satellite images to locate lost ancient sites.

About Sarah Parcak

There may be hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of undiscovered ancient sites — Sarah Parcak wants to locate them.

Parcak is a space archaeologist who analyzes infrared imagery from space and identifies subtle changes that signal a man-made presence underground.
Parcak is a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she founded the Laboratory for Global Observation.

She is also the winner of the 2016 TED Prize. She plans to use the one million dollar prize money to combat wide-scale looting of ancient sites. She hopes that, through mapping, unknown sites can be protected to preserve our vibrant history.

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