Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery? With the 2016 TED Prize, Sarah Parcak has developed an online platform called GlobalXPlorer that brings archaeological discovery to all to protect and preserve the world's hidden heritage.
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Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

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Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

Sarah Parcak: How Can Crowdsourcing Be A Tool For Modern Archaeological Discovery?

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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hidden

About Sarah Parcak's TED Talk

With the 2016 TED Prize, Sarah Parcak has developed an online platform called GlobalXPlorer that brings archaeological discovery to all to protect and preserve the world's hidden heritage.

About Sarah Parcak

Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist, who uses satellite images to locate hidden ancient sites around the world, such as in Egypt, the Roman Empire, and more. Since winning the 2016 TED Prize, she launched an online crowdsourcing platform called GlobalXPlorer.


Sarah is also an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she founded the Laboratory for Global Observation. She holds a BA from Yale University, and MA and PhD from Cambridge University.